The African American Health Program is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of life for African Americans in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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AAHP News

  • May 8, 2017

    AAHP to Observe Women's Health Week from May 14-20

    This May, in conjunction with Women’s Health Week from May 14 - 20, AAHP will highlight the unique health concerns women face. Women must learn and understand the value of their health and take initiative to achieve the best health possible. In addition to experiencing various health issues related to reproductive health, women also experience many of the same health problems as men, although these problems impact women differently. For instance:

    • Women under 45 are more likely than men to die following their first heart attack.
    • Women are more likely to show signs of depression and anxiety than men.
    • The effects of sexually transmitted diseases can be more serious in women than in men.

    Black women have lower health statuses than women of other races/ethnicities, and AAHP provides numerous services and resources that address these health disparities. We conduct health screenings for women, provide custom referrals, and spread awareness of women's health issues and the importance of regular health screenings and routine care for women. 

    Sources: Go Red for WomenAmerican Psychological AssociationCenters for Disease Control

Community Health News

  • March 2, 2017

    Lead or Join a Circle of Friends Walking Group

    In collaboration with Health Freedom Walk Inc., AAHP invites you to join a Circle of Friends walking group or lead as a Conductor. Drawing inspiration from the courage, determination and strength of those who traveled the Underground Railroad, participants will embark on a journey to free themselves from the bondage of poor health habits and a sedentary lifestyle.  

    AAHP seeks conductors to guide participants in the right direction towards a lifetime of physical activity and wellness. Conductor training will be held Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm with CPR training on Saturday, April 1 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. All sessions will be held at the AAHP office. Please contact the AAHP office for more information.

    Each Circle of Friends walking group will start with 6-weeks of regularly scheduled one hour-long group fitness sessions designed to build group motivation and to help participants get in shape and stay fit. It will include health and wellness information, history lessons, fitness tracking tools, weekly incentives, Circle of Friends t-shirt and admission to the culminating event, the Health Freedom 5K Celebration Walk on June 15, 2017.

     

     

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