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.

Focus Areas


One Healthy Life Leads to Another

Observances

  • February is American Heart Month

    icon heart mo 2015American Heart Month is a time to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and prevention. CVD—including heart disease and stroke—is the leading cause of death in the U.S. It is also a leading cause of disability, preventing many people from working and enjoying family activities.
     
    Hypertension, obesity, and diabetes are the most common conditions that increase risk. African Americans have the highest prevalence of high blood pressure in the world, are disproportionately affected by obesity, and are nearly twice as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic Caucasians.
     
    In many cases, CVD can be prevented by making healthy choices and managing health conditions. AAHP is a proud supporter of American Heart Month. As part of the program's year-round commitment to heart health, we offer health screenings, education and resources, and heart-healthy activities in the County. Learn more

AAHP News

  • January 26, 2015

    AAHP Celebrates NBHAAD by Testing

    In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, the AAHP team is coordinating an HIV Testing Marathon on Montgomery College's Takoma Park campus. Join us to learn more, take the test, and know your status.
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Community Health News

  • January 15, 2015

    ACA Enrollment Sites in the Community

    Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is open through February 15, 2015. We are in Year Two of the enrollment process of the ACA and AAHP would like to let you know about the enrollment navigators in your community.
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