OUR MISSION

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

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EVENT CALENDAR

  • Community Health Events

    Ongoing AAHP Health Services and Outreach
    Every Thursday | 7:30-10:30 a.m.
    Mobile Med Clinic | 3300 Briggs Chaney Road | Silver Spring 20904

    MoCo Teen Summit (Bohrer Park Activity Center)
    April 3 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Event Flyer

    MoCo Teen Summit (Mid County Recreation Center)
    April 10 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Event Flyer

    AAHP Community Day
    April 19 | 12:00-4:00 p.m. | Montgomery College
    Event Flyer

    Free Smoking Cessation Classes
    March/April | 6:00-7:30 p.m. | 2000 Dennis Avenue
    Event Flyer

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AAHP NEWS & OBSERVANCES

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Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH), National Minority Health Month is a time to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. This year's theme, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity, emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities. It is a call to action, a charge to unite in the direction of a common goal: improving the health of our communities. To learn how individuals and organizations can join in this effort, view the National Partnership for Action’s Toolkit for Community Action.

This month is especially important to the African American Health Program (AAHP) because it sheds national light on that which we aim to do every day in Montgomery County – eliminate health disparities and improve the number and quality of years of life for African Americans and people of African descent. To advance its charge, AAHP focuses on six major focus areas: infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, oral health, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Through prevention-focused health education, events, materials, and other support, AAHP strives to give every person a chance to be healthy and thrive in our community. This April, AAHP will host a Community Day in celebration of National Minority Health Month. View the event flyer.

Do you want to help AAHP realize its mission? Contact us at 240-777-1833 to learn about volunteering opportunities!

Related Resources
Healthy Montgomery Disparities Data
Adventist HealthCare's Center for Health Equity and Wellness
HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity