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.

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a resolution calling racism a "public health crisis."  
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.


We provide education, counseling, support groups and case management to expecting mothers.
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We conduct free classes and health screenings to help prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.
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We provide free and confidential HIV testing and pre- and post-test counseling.
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We provide cancer prevention, education, community outreach and referrals.
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We provide educational materials at community outreach events focusing on oral health and disease prevention.
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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 15, 2023
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication that can cause high blood pressure and kidney dysfunction. The risk factors for preeclampsia include first pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, age 35 and older, family history, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and autoimmune disorders. Studies have shown that US-born Black/African American women are at higher risk of preeclampsia […]

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April 27, 2023
AAHP Community Day 2023 is May 20th!

Get ready for an unforgettable event! The African American Health Program (AAHP) is thrilled to announce AAHP Community Day 2023, happening on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 9am to 2pm at the Montgomery College, Germantown campus at the Bioscience Center on 20200 Observation Drive in Germantown, MD. This year's event is packed with exciting activities […]

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April 15, 2023
AAHP Participates in Montgomery County Council's Black Maternal Health Week Proclamation

AAHP proudly participated in Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) from April 11-17 and the Montgomery County Council's proclamation on Tuesday, April 11. The annual campaign, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, aims to raise awareness, activism, and community-building around Black maternal health. This year's theme, "Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black […]

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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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