We're building a future where Montgomery County, MD residents of African descent are as healthy and as safe as the rest of the population.

UPDATE: 
The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a resolution calling racism a "public health crisis."  
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In Montgomery County and the U.S., African Americans have the lowest health status compared to other racial/ethnic groups. The African American Health Program (AAHP) works to close this disparity by providing free, critical health services, helping  African Americans thrive in all aspects of life and society.

MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH

We provide education, counseling, support groups and case management to expecting mothers.
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DIABETES/HEART HEALTH

We conduct free classes and health screenings to help prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.
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HIV/AIDS/STI

We provide free and confidential HIV testing and pre- and post-test counseling.
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CANCER

We provide cancer prevention, education, community outreach and referrals.
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ORAL HEALTH

We provide educational materials at community outreach events focusing on oral health and disease prevention.
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MENTAL HEALTH

We raise awareness and provide mental health education, screenings and referrals.
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  • AAHP staff presents information on Black women and breast cancer prevention.
    Adolescents and sexual health
    Childbirth and Recovery
  • PSA: AAHP focus areas
    PSA: Men's Health
    PSA: Cross-Cutting Health Issues

Find more educational videos here.

  • To learn how to get vaccinated for COVID-19, visit Montgomery County's COVID-19 Information Portal here.
  • To learn how to get the flu and COVID vaccines, visit www.marylandvax.org

    OR CALL THE Immunization Line at (240) 777-1050 

  • Get tested for HIV at the Dennis Avenue Health Center on Mondays from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

    you can also make an appointment to get tested in the aahp office by calling (240)777-1833.

  • Check your mental health status here. This online screening tool can provide a preliminary assessment of your mental health and offer customized resources and referrals based on your results.
[limarquee class="marquee"] To learn how to get vaccinated for COVID-19, visit Montgomery County's COVID-19 Information Portal here. [/limarquee]

featured news

May 10, 2024
AAHP's May Brother 2 Brother Talk to Focus on Self-Care and Healthy Habits

AAHP’s Brother 2 Brother Talk on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM at the Plum Gar Community Recreation Center will address an essential topic for Black men: self-care and healthy habits. Self-care is crucial for Black men, who often face unique stressors and have higher risks for chronic disease compared to men of other races/ethnicities. […]

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May 7, 2024
May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In today's world, where we're always connected, the pressures of modern life can really affect our mental health, especially in the Black/African-American community. Although technology helps us stay in touch and respond to crises better, it also exposes us to upsetting images and can make us feel more alone. Recent survey data show that more […]

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April 18, 2024
Montgomery County’s Commission on Aging Offering Informative Sessions on Resources for Seniors

The Montgomery County Commission on Aging's Ambassador Program is currently hosting several presentations in April and May to inform seniors about available services. These events will serve as information hubs and provide a platform for seniors to voice their needs and interests. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich expressed his gratitude, stating, “I appreciate our ambassadors […]

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upcoming EVENTS

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featured videos

What is the S.MI.L.E (Start More Infants Living Equally healthy) program? Nurse Charlene Day provides an overview of AAHP's initiative to support pregnant and postpartum moms and infants in Montgomery County.  
Leslyn, a participant in AAHP's Chronic Disease Management Program, talks about her experience attending classes and activities and how it has helped her achieve a healthier lifestyle
AAHP's Executive Committee Vaccine PSA
No matter your age, gender, or health status, it's important to make your health a priority. 
AAHP can help. 

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The African American Health Program is funded and administered by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and implemented by McFarland & Associates, Inc.
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