The African American Health Program is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of life for African Americans in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Focus Areas

One Healthy Life Leads to Another


  • March is National Nutrition Month

    nutritionmonthSponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day, also celebrated in March, increases awareness of RDNs as vital providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes their collective commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

    African Americans suffer from a high incidence of certain chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease, which can often be managed or improved – even prevented – with a suitable diet and other healthy choices. AAHP is a proud supporter of National Nutrition Month and works throughout the year to promote healthy eating and physical activity. From diabetes classes to heart health events to community health walks, our team provides a variety of resources and events that foster healthy lifestyles in the community.


  • March 23, 2015

    Community Review of AAHP

    The Community Review Program is a valuable means through which the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services receives feedback and input regarding the effectiveness of department programs.

Community Health News

  • March 19, 2015

    Public Invited to 4/22 Forum on Poverty

    MoCo residents invited to the Raise Your Voice EAST forum and resource fair to learn about and discuss issues facing low-income community members on April 22, 6-9 PM, at the East County Regional Services Center in Silver Spring.
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