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.

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  • November is American Diabetes Month

    Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Month is a time to raise awareness about prevention and management of the widespread disease. According to the CDC’s latest national statistics, every five minutes, two people die of diabetes-related causes and 16 adults are newly diagnosed. The disease disproportionately affects African Americans, who are nearly twice as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic Caucasians.

    Grey-Diabetes-Ribbon-150x150The good news? You can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight, effectively managing your blood pressure and cholesterol, and exercising regularly. AAHP proudly supports American Diabetes Month and works year-round to promote prevention and control. Did you know that, as of 2013, 8.6 % of adults in Montgomery County had diabetes? And, that is higher than previous years. We are working to improve that rate through education classes, clubs, and other projects in the community. Learn more!


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