AAHP News

  • June 7, 2017

    AAHP Observes Men's Health Month

    During Men’s Health Month, AAHP will work to raise awareness about men’s health issues and promote good health behaviors among men and boys. Unfortunately, Black men have the lowest life expectancy and lowest health status compared to women and men of other races. The disparity is stark: Black men experience disease earlier, face more complications with disease, and have less access to quality health care and state-of-the-art treatment. Given this reality, it is especially critical that Black men equip themselves with the knowledge and motivation to make their health and well-being a priority. 

    Observe Men's Health Month by attending or encouraging the men in your life to attend AAHP's Brother 2 Brother Talk on Tuesday, June 13 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Montgomery Hills Baptist Church. To register, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 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

  • March 14, 2017

    AAHP to Host Community Day April 15

    AAHP will host Community Day 2017 on Saturday, April 15 with this year's theme is "Building Bridges." In celebration of the strengthening of our families, neighborhoods, and community, Community Day will feature entertainment and education including health screenings, fitness demonstrations, and fun activities for all ages. Community Day 2017 will be held at East County Community Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm and is free and open to all.

    For more information, email Anthony Morrison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Terrence Dupree at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Community Health News

  • June 7, 2017

    Montgomery County Residents Invited to Health Freedom Celebration Walk

    Montgomery County residents are invited to begin their journey to wellness at the Freedom Health Celebration Walk on Saturday, June 10 at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, beginning at 8 am. This 3.75-mile adventure promotes increased physical activity while making creative use of Maryland’s integral role in the Underground Railroad. Participants walk a path similar to the historical route traveled by slaves in their quest for freedom, and, in turn, become motivated to achieve their own freedom from the bondage of poor health.

    Registration includes admission to the new Woodlawn Museum in the historic stone barn. Interactive exhibits highlight the Underground Railroad and the Quaker experience in Montgomery County revealed through the lives of Woodlawn’s residents and the local free black communities. The Health Freedom Celebration Walk will also feature musical entertainment, free health information, and fun for the entire family. For more information or to register, please visit http://healthfreedominc.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 240.777.1833.

    The Health Freedom Celebration Walk in Montgomery County is made possible through a partnership between Health Freedom, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on supporting all Americans in building good health habits, and AAHP.

  • 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.

     

     

  • February 24, 2017

    People's Community Baptist Church and American Red Cross Host Blood Drive

    Sunday, February 26, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the American Red Cross and the People’s Community Baptist Church will host a blood drive in the Norwood Center, 31 Norwood Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905. Type O or B blood—which 70% of African-Americans have—is most in demand. Each donation has the potential to help up to three patients!

     



Observances

  • June 7, 2017

    Montgomery County Residents Invited to Health Freedom Celebration Walk

    Montgomery County residents are invited to begin their journey to wellness at the Freedom Health Celebration Walk on Saturday, June 10 at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, beginning at 8 am. This 3.75-mile adventure promotes increased physical activity while making creative use of Maryland’s integral role in the Underground Railroad. Participants walk a path similar to the historical route traveled by slaves in their quest for freedom, and, in turn, become motivated to achieve their own freedom from the bondage of poor health.

    Registration includes admission to the new Woodlawn Museum in the historic stone barn. Interactive exhibits highlight the Underground Railroad and the Quaker experience in Montgomery County revealed through the lives of Woodlawn’s residents and the local free black communities. The Health Freedom Celebration Walk will also feature musical entertainment, free health information, and fun for the entire family. For more information or to register, please visit http://healthfreedominc.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 240.777.1833.

    The Health Freedom Celebration Walk in Montgomery County is made possible through a partnership between Health Freedom, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on supporting all Americans in building good health habits, and AAHP.

  • June 7, 2017

    AAHP Observes Men's Health Month

    During Men’s Health Month, AAHP will work to raise awareness about men’s health issues and promote good health behaviors among men and boys. Unfortunately, Black men have the lowest life expectancy and lowest health status compared to women and men of other races. The disparity is stark: Black men experience disease earlier, face more complications with disease, and have less access to quality health care and state-of-the-art treatment. Given this reality, it is especially critical that Black men equip themselves with the knowledge and motivation to make their health and well-being a priority. 

    Observe Men's Health Month by attending or encouraging the men in your life to attend AAHP's Brother 2 Brother Talk on Tuesday, June 13 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Montgomery Hills Baptist Church. To register, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 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

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