April 2020

April was the first full month of the African American Health Program (AAHP) working under the Stay-At-Home Order issued by Maryland’s governor and the Montgomery County executive. Program activities shifted dramatically to the adoption of new approaches and strategies to continuously provide effective health promotion, disease prevention, and wellness services while working virtually to reduce the risk for contracting and spreading the coronavirus. To achieve this objective, staff developed and refined competencies in the use of various virtual software platforms to maintain contact with County residents of African descent and to increase the number of residents engaged in educational and prevention services.  READ MORE >>

<<Life in simpler times: County residents listen to a nutrition demonstration during AAHP Community Day 2017

March 2020

March started as just another month as we looked forward to springtime, warmer temperatures and the excitement of the cherry blossom season in the D.C. Metropolitan Area. However, by the middle of March, everything changed dramatically as we all braced for the coronavirus pandemic that captured the attention of the global community, the nation, the state of Maryland and Montgomery County. READ MORE >>

<< A very busy Chronic Disease Management class at White Oak Recreation Center

February 2020

In February, the African American Health Program (AAHP) expanded prevention and wellness services throughout Montgomery County. AAHP staff conducted health screenings at the White Oak Recreation Center, the Dennis Avenue Health Center, Progress Place Homeless Services Center, the People’s Community Baptist Church, Hampshire Towers Apartments, the Victory House, Charter House Apartments, the Sodexo Corporation, Montgomery College’s Germantown campus, Fitzgerald Theater, John F. Kennedy High, and other locations throughout the County.  READ MORE >>

<<AAHP at the Black History Month Program at Strathmore

January 2020

January 2020 marked the beginning of the second half of the fourth year of the African American Health Program (AAHP) contract between the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and McFarland & Associates, Inc. Several significant firsts occurred in January. For example, attendance at the Chronic Disease Management Program’s  class at the White Oak Recreation Center reached an all-time high of 32 participants for a single class. During AAHP’s screening in collaboration with the Montgomery County chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. AAHP staff conducted 65 biometric health screenings, which represented one of the largest numbers of personalized screenings conducted at a single event during the current contract. READ MORE >>

<<AAHP staff at the I Heart Health event
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