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


  • National Minority Mental Health Awareness

    Each year, mental illness affects 1 in 5 adults in America. The U.S. Surgeon General reports that minorities are less likely to receive treatment for mental illness, have less access to mental health services, and often receive a poorer quality of care.

    One way to maintain emotional and mental well-being is to prioritize physical health. Through a variety of activities and events, AAHP emphasizes wellness of the body and mind. We proudly support National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and hope you will join us in sharing the importance of mental health with your family, friends, and communities.

    Join the conversation (#minoritymentalhealth) and get social media samples to spread the word!


  • 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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