3rd Annual AAHP Community Day

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AAHP Community Day 2016 is free and open to all, young and old (men, women, youth, children, and families). Attendees will experience the “Taste of Nutrition,” energizing group fitness activities, and screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, prostate cancer, carbon monoxide, waist circumference, body mass index, HIV, and others. It will be a fun and festive day.

 

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will serve as the honorary chairman of the African American Health Program (AAHP) Community Day 2016, which will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring. In honor of National Minority Health Month, the AAHP and its partner organizations are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual AAHP Community Day.

“AAHP and our partners are really excited about the continuation of this great event” said AAHP Executive Committee Chair, Pat Grant. “Through this event we hope to impact hundreds of lives and arm them with the knowledge they need to live healthier lifestyles.”

In addition, this year, AAHP Community Day will host and serve as the official Maryland location for the National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative, which aims to emphasize the importance of health education, prevention and awareness for African American males. Those interested in attending the AAHP Community Day 2016 and National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (5K Walk/Run) can register by visiting: http://aahp2016communityday.eventbrite.com/.

The 2016 Community Day event is a collaborative effort organized by the Executive Committee of the African American Health Program and the following partners: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; Fit Fathers, Montgomery County Office of Human Rights; Asbury Communities Inc.; Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Montgomery County Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Xi Sigma Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Eta Pi Zeta Chapter of Montgomery County; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Chi Sigma Chapter; Montgomery County, MD Section, NCNW; Gentlemen of Quality, Inc.

About AAHP

Funded in 1999 by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), AAHP was created by community stakeholders and a core group of DHHS staff who recognized the need to address health disparities disproportionately affecting African Americans in the County. The mission of AAHP is to eliminate health disparities and improve the number and quality of years of life for African Americans and people of African descent in Montgomery County.

The program focuses on six major areas which include infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, oral health, cardiovascular disease, and specific cancers. Included in the services are outreach, health education, support groups and nurse case management services. The DHHS program manager of AAHP oversees all areas of the African American Health Program. AAHP is administered via a vendor contract and operates in conjunction with a volunteer Executive Committee, which has two arms – an Executive Coalition and Executive Collaborative.

To learn more about AAHP visit www.onehealthylife.org.

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