African American Health Program Community Day Event Saturday May 22
Per Montgomery County:
Virtual Event to Provide Health Information to Montgomery County Community
The African American Health Program (AAHP) and its partner organizations will host the 8th annual Community Day event on Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The virtual event, held during Black Wellness Health Week, will focus on health and wellness issues affecting the Black community.
“Attendees will learn about the African American Health Program and what we do to improve the health of the Black community in Montgomery County” said Jacque Williams, AAHP executive committee co-chair. “We hope to impact hundreds of lives and arm them with the knowledge they need to live healthier lifestyles. We will be excited for all to join us for a fun and informative event.”
Virtual sessions will provide:
- Information on the African American Health Program
- A cooking demo of healthy summer dishes
- Self-care tips
- Information on container gardening
- A walking tour with Girl Trek to the farmer’s market
- Testimonies from AAHP clients
- A “June Bug” dance challenge
The event will also feature an interactive panel of medical experts during the event.
The AAHP Community Day event is a collaborative effort organized by the African American Health Program and partners: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Sigma Omega chapter and Theta Omega Omega chapter; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Upsilon Lambda chapter; the Black Ministers Conference of Montgomery County; the County’s Caribbean American Advisory Group; GirlTrek; the Montgomery County branch of the NAACP; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Montgomery County alumnae chapter; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Mu Nu Chapter; Rotary Club of downtown Silver Spring; Patuxent River chapter of The Links, Incorporated; Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Montgomery County chapter, the Victim’s Rights Foundation, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Eta Pi Beta chapter; and Venice Mundle-Harvey, owner/agent, Allstate.
The AAHP, part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), was started in 1999 to address health care disparities that disproportionally affect African Americans and people of African descent (the target population) in Montgomery County. AAHP’s vision is to ensure that all African Americans and people of African descent in Montgomery County are as healthy and safe as the rest of the population. Its mission is to eliminate health disparities and improve the number of years and quality of life for the target population in Montgomery County.
AAHP focuses on six major health areas: maternal and infant health; HIV/AIDS; diabetes; oral health; cardiovascular disease; and cancer. Aging, faith-based and mental health services are cross-cutting components. Services provided include outreach, health education, support groups, referrals, and nurse case management. For more information on AAHP visit www.aahpmontgomerycounty.org.
The AAHP executive committee, comprised of volunteers (individuals and community organizations), helps to ensure that the mission of AAHP and serves in an advisory capacity to DHHS.