African American Health Program

January 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 28 in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, Jan. 28 and it’s National Data Privacy Day. Celebrate by going through the settings on your web browser and clearing your cookies. While you’re at it, check out your social media settings and review the information you’re agreeing to share with third party applications. The Washington Post made an explainer video to […]

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December 10, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Dec. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 10. 1. Council Session: Montgomery County Council will be meeting today at 9:30 a.m. Click here to view the council agenda and staff reports. This is the last council session of the year. 2. International Human Rights Day: The point is to honor the adoption […]

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October 10, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Oct. 10 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 10 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.  1. It’s World Mental Health Day: Annually, World Mental Health Day raises awareness and mobilizes efforts to support mental health. When everything seems dark – it's important to appreciate the sparkles of light. It can be almost anything: A call […]

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June 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 25 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, June 25. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the meeting’s agenda for today. 2. Free, Confidential HIV Testing: The African American Health Program (AAHP) is conducting free and confidential HIV testing at locations throughout Montgomery County. […]

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January 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 9, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Shutdown Rally: Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) is inviting the community to rally with him to show support for federal workers, private contractors, and others impacted by the federal government shutdown. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) and J. David Cox, the president of American Federation of […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Heart Health and More To Be Discussed During ‘Brother 2 Brother’ Seminar

The month of June is celebrated as Men’s Health Month across the country and to raise awareness on preventable health problems among men and boys, the African American Health Program (AAHP) Montgomery County will host an event titled, “Brother 2 Brother,” on  June 12 at the Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, 9727 Georgia Ave., in Silver Spring. […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Diabetes Education Classes to be Offered in at Gaithersburg and White Oak Libraries

Montgomery County residents can learn how to manage their diabetes by attending free monthly education classes at Gaithersburg and White Oak libraries starting in March. According to a news release, the African American Health Program (AAHP), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is sponsoring the event a long with a Diabetes Dining […]

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April 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

African American Health Program Community Day (VIDEO)

Several Montgomery County officials attended the 2nd annual AAHP Community Day on April 18 in Silver Spring. Find out more about the event in this video:

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April 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

Town Hall Meeting in Silver Spring Talk Men’s Health (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Annual AAHP Community Day featured health screenings, live cooking demonstrations, group fitness, children’s activities and more. The event took place on April 18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The initiative was hosted by The African American Health Program to raise awareness about the“State of Black Health in the County.” To […]

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September 18, 2014 | Aline Barros

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County Launches #IamBlackandIBreastfeed Campaign

A new campaign to encourage black women to breastfeed was launched by the African American Health Program, part of Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. The project is part of year-long effort to reach black women in the county, and educate the public about the benefits of breastfeeding. According to a county’s press […]

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