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AAHP Community Day 2019

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Silver Spring Civic Building

1 Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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In recognition of National Minority Health Month in April, the African American Health Program (AAHP) is uniting with its partner organizations* to host AAHP Community Day 2019 in order to bridge efforts to help eliminate health disparities and to build a stronger, healthier Montgomery County. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9am – 2 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

This year’s theme is “KNOW?”. During the event, we will be focusing on helping the attendees to know their numbers (i.e., blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass, etc.). We will kick off the day with a panel discussion on “Genetics and Minority Health Care”. We have a robust panel of experts who are confirmed to speak on the topic. The discussion will take place tentatively from 9:30 am – 10:45 am. The attendees will also have access to various health related demonstrations, energizing group fitness activities, onsite health screenings, and interactive community information booths. The event will be a fun and interactive awareness program, focusing on childbirth and breastfeeding, HIV/AIDS prevention, diabetes prevention and management, oral health, mental health, stress management techniques, men’s health, cardiovascular disease, healthy eating, and physical fitness.



AAHP Community Day will also be a host site for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The Montgomery County Police will be onsite to take back unwanted prescription drugs.

*AAHP Partner Organizations

  • Montgomery College
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Sigma Omega Chapter
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Upsilon Lambda Chapter
  • Patuxent River Chapter (MD) of Links, Inc.
  • Sodexo
  • NAACP, Montgomery County MD Branch
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Section, NCNW
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Eta Pi Zeta Chapter
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Omega Omega Chapter
  • Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • One Luv

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Silver Spring, MD 20910

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