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.

CANCER

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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ORAL HEALTH

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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MENTAL HEALTH

We raise awareness and provide mental health education, screenings and referrals.
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ORAL HEALTH

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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.
To learn how to get vaccinated for COVID-19, visit Montgomery County's COVID-19 Information Portal here.

featured news

June 3, 2021
MENtal Health Talk on Saturday, June 5

This Saturday, June 5, at 1:00pm, in observance of Men's Health Month, AAHP's program manager, George McFarland will participate in "MENtal Health Talk," a discussion on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, and other important health concerns faced by men. Felix Poteate II and Dr. E. Charles Fortune will also speak and Dr. Felicia Pressley will moderate.

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June 2, 2021
Montgomery County Celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, the Office of Community Partnerships and the Caribbean American Advisory Group invite you to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in a virtual celebration of Caribbean heritage, culture, and music.

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June 1, 2021
MedStar Health Presents Men's Health Forum on June 15 in Honor of Men's Health Month

Join MedStar Health and organizational partners for a fun and informational virtual forum to learn techniques to protect your heart and brain health by controlling blood pressure, and managing stress, diet and exercise. The event is FREE and open to the public, but you must register.Join MedStar Health and organizational partners for a fun and informational virtual forum to learn techniques to protect your heart and brain health by controlling blood pressure, and managing stress, diet and exercise. The event is FREE and open to the public, but you must register.

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upcoming EVENTS

Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, all Health Promotion classes will be held online and regular services have been postponed.

Click on the day or the event for details.

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
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(240) 777-1833
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