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


  • National Breastfeeding Month

    bficon-medBreastfeeding is normal and healthy for babies and moms. Breast milk has disease-fighting cells (antibodies) that help protect infants from germs, illnesses, and even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Breastfeeding also benefits moms by decreasing their risk of certain conditions, including type 2 diabetes, breast and ovarian cancers, and postpartum depression.

    AAHP is a proud supporter of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7). Led by certified breastfeeding educators and registered nurses, our SMILE program provides breastfeeding education and support to mothers throughout Montgomery County. Learn more!


  • June 12, 2015

    AAHP Surpasses HIV Testing Goal

    Last December, AAHP was awarded a contract by Maryland’s Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services. The Program was tasked with providing HIV testing services to 500 individuals in non-clinical settings. By June 1, 2015 the STI and HIV/AIDS Unit surpassed expectations, completing 521 non-clinical tests.

Community Health News

  • July 20, 2015

    MoCo YMCA Community Needs Assessment

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA is teaming up with local entities to conduct a community needs assessment, which will be used to help design and deliver new programs and services to the area. The online survey is open through Monday, August 10.
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