MAKING A DIFFRENCE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY The African American Health Program has been delivering free, critical health services to Montgomery County residents since 1999. We equip County residents with tools, resources, and knowledge to help them adopt healthy lifestyles. Learn more KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH! AAHP's Health Promotion classes help attendees learn how to prevent and manage chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Learn more SUPPORTING AFRICAN AMERICAN MOMS AAHP's S.M.I.L.E. (Start More Infants Living Equally healthy) Program addresses the high rate of infant mortality among Black women in Montgomery County. Learn more SHINE IN YOUR SENIOR YEARS! AAHP implements programs and services designed to assist seniors in maintaining and improving their health as they age. Learn more about AAHP’s services for seniors. Learn more

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.
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featured news

December 2, 2022
Advances in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

Every year on December 1st, AAHP joins individuals and organizations locally and around the world to observe World AIDS Day. This is a day for remembrance of those who have […]

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November 28, 2022
African Americans and Preterm Labor

Preterm labor occurs when the uterus contracts and the cervix opens before the 37th week of pregnancy. This can lead to preterm birth, a leading cause of death in newborns […]

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November 19, 2022
Winning Against Breast Cancer

AAHP’s nurse case manager, Serena Holtz has spent her life fighting for the well-being of others, and her legacy continues to grow. On Saturday, September 18th, Ms. Holtz was honored […]

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upcoming EVENTS

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featured videos

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
The 8th Annual AAHP Community Day, held online during Black Wellness Health Week on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM via Zoom.
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.
1401 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 777-1833
info@aahpmontgomerycounty.org
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