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.


We guide and support expecting mothers through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding for the first year of an infant's life.


We provide education and services that help Black Montgomery County residents prevent and manage diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.


We conduct free and confidential HIV testing and counseling and provide sexual health resources and awareness.


We conduct classes and spread awareness about how to prevent cancer by adopting a healthy lifestyle.


We help people detect and manage emotional and mental health disorders and provide resources and tools to promote good mental health.


We provide oral health education and dental care tools and resources.
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.

IN the news

August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month, an observance that celebrates breastfeeding and its numerous benefits for mothers and babies. While it’s commonly understood that breastfeeding provides a plethora of health benefits for infants, most people don’t know that those benefits can last a lifetime. That’s why, this and every August, AAHP celebrates the beauty of breastfeeding. 

A mother’s breast milk contains the perfect blend of vitamins, proteins, fats, antibodies and enzymes that are synced to her infant’s digestive system. These nutrients can protect babies from ear infections, asthma, allergies, and more. Breastfed babies have stronger immune systems and experience less diarrhea, constipation, and respiratory illness like pneumonia and whooping cough. More critically, breastfed babies have lower rates of bacterial meningitis—which can cause severe brain damage and amputation—and are less likely to succumb to SuddenInfant Death Syndrome (SIDS). 

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March 21, 2020
AAHP Community Day 2020 Postponed

We hope that each of you are taking best care, practicing social distancing, and getting some quality time while adjusting to these unprecedented times. Around the world, festivals, college commencements, sporting events, conferences and community celebrations are being cancelled or postponed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. As you know, things are evolving fast in Montgomery County, around the state, and all over the U.S. Due to our concerns about the health and safety of all, we have decided to postpone AAHP Community Day. Most of the County facilities are closed and we are being advised to plan for the Fall. We are working on dates in October or November. Hopefully, things will be better.

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December 8, 2019
Job Seekers Age 50+

CA’s Career Gateway Program helps people age 50 and older navigate the job search process. Each participants learns how to hone their resume, polish their networking and interviewing skills, use Internet job search resources more effectively, and turn their age and experience to their advantage. 

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October 23, 2019
Learn more about Maryland’s Senior Call Check Program

Maryland is the first state in the country to start a free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents, all across the state.

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July 1, 2019
July is Minority Mental Health Month

July is Minority Mental Health Month! This Minority Mental Health Month, AAHP encourages Black County residents to learn more about mental illness and how it has impacted African-Americans.

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May 10, 2024
AAHP's May Brother 2 Brother Talk to Focus on Self-Care and Healthy Habits

AAHP’s Brother 2 Brother Talk on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM at the Plum Gar Community Recreation Center will address an essential topic for Black men: self-care and healthy habits. Self-care is crucial for Black men, who often face unique stressors and have higher risks for chronic disease compared to men of other races/ethnicities. […]

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May 7, 2024
May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In today's world, where we're always connected, the pressures of modern life can really affect our mental health, especially in the Black/African-American community. Although technology helps us stay in touch and respond to crises better, it also exposes us to upsetting images and can make us feel more alone. Recent survey data show that more […]

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April 18, 2024
Montgomery County’s Commission on Aging Offering Informative Sessions on Resources for Seniors

The Montgomery County Commission on Aging's Ambassador Program is currently hosting several presentations in April and May to inform seniors about available services. These events will serve as information hubs and provide a platform for seniors to voice their needs and interests. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich expressed his gratitude, stating, “I appreciate our ambassadors […]

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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
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