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

Observances

  • Infant Mortality Awareness Month

    Infant mortality refers to deaths of children under one year of age, and is measured by the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births. African Americans have the highest infant mortality rate, 2-3 times higher than other groups.

    Communities can play an important role in reducing infant mortality rates by encouraging pregnant women to seek prenatal care and educating others on factors that affect infant mortality. Join us on September 22 for a very special event, It Takes a Village: Working Together for Healthy Babies in Our Community! View the event flyer.

    Through a range of services such as home visitation and childbirth education, AAHP's SMILE Program addresses minority infant mortality in Montgomery County. We're committed to giving babies the healthy start they deserve. Learn more about SMILE!

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