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AAHP Observes Women's Health Month this May

During the month of May, AAHP observes Women’s Health Month by focusing on issues related to the health of women in general and African American women in particular. These efforts are intended to help women understand the uniqueness of their health concerns, and to provide information on how best to confront, counteract, and prevent them.

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AAHP Invites Montgomery County Residents to Know? Community Day 2019

AAHP and its community partners invite all Montgomery County residents to join us for a day of family fun at AAHP Community Day 2019, taking place on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center in Downtown Silver Spring. This year’s theme, “KNOW?” will encourage attendees to know their numbers and participate in AAHP's health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass, etc.

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March is National Nutrition Month

Good nutrition is vital to good health! This March, AAHP joins the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in celebrating National Nutrition Month® 2019. AAHP encourages all Black Montgomery County residents to join us in learning how nutrition and physical activity can transform lives.

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AAHP Celebrates Black History Month!

It’s Black History Month, a special time to reflect on the amazing achievements made by African Americans! Right before the Civil War, Montgomery County was home to more than 7,000 African Americans (compared to185,000 African Americans today). After Emancipation, in Montgomery County and nationwide, African Americans continued to be severely impacted by discrimination and lack of access to health care.

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

This January, AAHP observes Cervical Health Awareness Month by encouraging Black women and girls in Montgomery County to learn the facts about cervical cancer and other gynecological cancers. Although cervical cancer is highly preventable, more than 4,000 women die from cervical cancer each year, with Black women dying in disproportionately higher numbers.

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