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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  • April is National Minority Health Month

    Sponsored by the Office on Minority Health, National Minority Health Month is a time to raise awareness about health and health care disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and efforts to advance health equity. This year’s theme is “30 Years of Advancing Health Equity | The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America.” The theme commemorates the 1985 Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health, also known as the Heckler Report.

    The landmark Heckler Report marked the first convening of health experts by the U.S. government to conduct a comprehensive study of racial and ethnic minority health and elevated minority health to a national stage. Despite the nation’s progress since that time, minorities continue to face significant health disparities, and national and local entities persist in their efforts to address them.

    National Minority Health Month is especially important to AAHP because it so closely aligns with our mission – to eliminate health disparities and improve the number and quality of years of life for African Americans and people of African descent in Montgomery County. Through health education, events, screenings, and other activities, we strive to give every person a chance to be healthy and thrive in our community.


  • April 15, 2015

    AAHP SMILE & Capital Women's Care

    There was passion in the room on March 30, as SMILE nurses recognized Division 23 of Capital Women's Care for its commitment to reducing premature and low-birth-weight babies born to African American women in the County.

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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