AAHP was excited to host a SOLD OUT event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at the Sandy Spring Museum on Tuesday, February 7, 2023! This event brought together more than 50 attendees who were thrilled to take part in the thought-provoking discussions with health experts on self-care and prevention, self-advocacy, dispelling myths about who is at risk, and removing barriers to testing.
The event kicked off with a delightful welcome from David Machado, saxophonist extraordinaire, before leading into a heartfelt conversation facilitated by Dr. Nkossi Dambita, Director of Clinical Services at AAHP. The evening was made extra special by distinguished guests Dr. Kisha Davis (Montgomery County Health Officer), Dawn Luedtke (District 7 Councilmember), Dr. James Bridgers (Montgomery County Chief of Public Health Services) and Jade-Ann Rennie from Montgomery County Collaboration Council; and panelists Melvin Cauthen (Administrator from DHHS HIV/STI Programs) and Trina Scott (Senior Community Liaison from Gilead Sciences).
We thank our partner organizations African Affairs Advisory Group, African-American Advisory Group, Caribbean American Advisory Group, Montgomery County Collaboration Council, NAACP Montgomery County Branch, Patuxent River MD Chapter of The Links Incorporated and Silver Spring MD Chapter of The Links, Incorporated for their generous support in making this amazing event possible.
AAHP would like to express its sincere gratitude to the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for their generous sponsorship, to the Sandy Spring Museum for its hospitality, and to the Montgomery County School Safety Unit for providing a Traffic Safety Detail.