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

February 29, 2024
AAHP Invites All to the 10th Annual AAHP Community Day on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Montgomery College, Germantown 

AAHP and its community partners invites all Montgomery County friends, families, and neighbors to join us for the 10th Annual AAHP Community Day! This milestone celebration will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 9:30 am to 2 pm at the Montgomery College Germantown campus.  AAHP Community Day 2024  is free and open to […]

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February 28, 2024
The State of Black Health

During Black History Month, while we celebrate the strength and successes of the Black/African American community, we also reflect on our ongoing challenges and the progress being made, particularly in three critical health areas: maternal health, cancer, and mental health. Recently, there's been increased attention on the significant health disparity showing that Black/African American mothers […]

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February 8, 2024
AAHP and Black Churches Collaborate for Senior Memory Health

AAHP Aging subcommittee post will begin hosting monthly events to discuss memory health issues in collaboration with local Black Churches. These activities will culminate in an Alzheimer’s event, “Memory Sunday,” which will take place on the 2nd Sunday in June. Memory Sunday is based on guidelines established by The Balm in Gilead’s Brain Health Center […]

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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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