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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One Healthy Life Leads to Another


  • April is National Minority Health Month

    Launched by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health, National Minority Health Month highlights the initiatives and achievements of HHS and the Obama Administration towards reducing health disparities. This year's theme is Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.

    AAHP, in partnership with the HHS Office of Minority Health, aims to spearhead a movement for health equity. To accomplish our mission, not only do we provide resources and services that promote health and well-being among African Americans and people of African descent in Montgomery County, we also address the social and economic conditions that impact health. 

    National Minority Health Month began 100 years ago as National Negro Health Week, as proposed by Booker T. Washington, who affirmed: "Without health and long life all else fails. We must reduce our high death rate, dethrone disease and enthrone health and long life."

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