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 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    About 1 in 8 women born in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. It is the second most common kind of cancer in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women, who are also the most likely to die from it. A key factor in this statistic is late detection, which is largely attributed to lower frequency of and longer intervals between mammograms.

    Breast-Cancer-Ribbon-PaintWhen diagnosed and treated early, many women can survive breast cancer. No matter your age, talk to your doctor about your risk and how often you should be screened. And, spread the word about early detection to your family, friends, and communities.

    AAHP is a proud supporter of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October and throughout the year, we conduct cancer outreach and education in Montgomery County, which includes demonstrating self-exams and referring eligible residents to free mammogram services. If you are interested in a health presentation or resources, please contact us.


  • 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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