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COMMUNITY HEALTH NEWS

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 1, 2018
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July is National Minority Mental Health Month

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April is National Minority Health Month

April 3, 2018
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Primary Care Coalition to Host CPR Training

February 15, 2018

Primary Care Coalition is hosting a Hands Only CPR Train the Trainer session on February 28, from 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

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AAHP Launches New Mental Health Screening Tool

January 2, 2018

AAHP's mental health focus area works to ensure that all Black Montgomery residents have the tools they need to be mentally healthy as well as physically healthy. To that end, AAHP has launched a new mental health screening tool for individuals to make an informal personal assessment of their mental health and to receive referrals for local mental health resources. It's quick, easy, and participation and results are completely confidential.

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Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Offering Community Service Grants

November 27, 2017

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Community Services Grants Program. The deadline for submission of the FY19 applications is 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017. More information and application materials are available here.

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Montgomery County Offering Flu Vaccine Clinics

October 9, 2017

The CDC strongly recommends the flu shot for children aged six months to four years-old; adults over the age of 50; people with asthma, heart disease, diabetes, HIV and other related health conditions; pregnant women; people with severe obesity; and caregivers of small children and adults with impaired health. Be sure to get a flu shot for yourself or your children if you or your children fall into any of these categories!Montgomery County offers FREE flu vaccinations through their seasonal flu vaccination campaign. Learn more at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flu.

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Tax Break Opportunity for Elderly Montgomery County Residents

September 1, 2017

Good financial health reduces stress which can improve physical and mental health. Montgomery County recently passed a tax credit that entitles elderly residents and elderly retired military to a 20% tax credit. To be eligible, residents must be 65 or older AND must have lived in the dwelling that they own for at least 40 consecutive years OR must be retired military personnel. This year’s applications will be accepted through September 1. For more information and to apply, please visit here. You may also call  240-777-0311 and ask for theDepartment of Finance, Division of Treasury.

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Exercising for Mental Health

August 17, 2017

In support of the goals of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, AAHP joins the effort to bring awareness to the challenges of minority mental health issues and to focus attention on an important component of mental health improvement: exercise. Mental health issues in minority communities are complex and the introduction of physical activity into the paradigm of improvement are new. Nevertheless, exercise has emerged as a viable, non-invasive solution to many mental health issues and is especially suited to the challenges faced by the Black community. 

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Lead or Join a Circle of Friends Walking Group

March 2, 2017

In collaboration with Health Freedom Walk Inc., AAHP invites you to join a Circle of Friends walking group or lead as a Conductor. Drawing inspiration from the courage, determination and strength of those who traveled the Underground Railroad, participants will embark on a journey to free themselves from the bondage of poor health habits and a sedentary lifestyle.

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People's Community Baptist Church and American Red Cross Host Blood Drive

February 24, 2017

Sunday, February 26, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the American Red Cross and the People’s Community Baptist Church will host a blood drive in the Norwood Center, 31 Norwood Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905. Type O or B blood—which 70% of African-Americans have—is most in demand. Each donation has the potential to help up to three patients!

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Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Hosting Pink Goes Red Heart Health Event

January 25, 2017

The ladies of the Xi Sigma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are excited to host Pink Goes Red Line Dancing for Heart Health. To be held Friday, February 3 at the Community Center at Boehrer Park in Gaithersburg, this fun event will feature heart health information, healthy snacks, and lots of dancing. Please register/RSVP here

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Join the 100-mile Challenge!

January 1, 2017

Montgomery County Parks invites county residents to join the 100-Mile Challenge! Participants may enter as an individual or group to meet the challenge of walking, running or exercising the equivalent of one mile a day for 100 days. Weekly support will be offered and prizes will be awarded. For details and registration, visit www.ActiveMontgomery.org. The challenge begins with the kickoff event on Saturday, January 21. 

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AAHP to Host Health Promotion Pastoral Summit

November 14, 2016

AAHP, in collaboration with Bethel World Outreach Church, will host faith leaders across Montgomery County for the Health Promotion Pastoral Summit and Breakfast at Bethel World Outreach Church on Saturday, December 10. The event will educate faith leaders on how they can stay healthy, promote health among their congregations, and address health issues relevant to the faith community. Bethel Senior Paster Darlingston Johnson will host.

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Senior Health and Wellness Expo November 1

October 19, 2016

Leadership Montgomery will host the Senior Health & Wellness Expo, November 1, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrera Drive in Wheaton. The program includes an expert panel discussion from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, followed by a senior vendor fair from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Space is limited, so please register today.

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Mount Jezreel Baptist Church Will Host Health Insurance Forum

October 19, 2016

Mount Jezreel Baptist Church Healthy Temple Ministry will be hosting a Health Insurance Forum on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 10:30 am-12:00 pm.

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Montgomery County to Host 8th Annual World of Montgomery Festival

This Sunday, October 16, Montgomery County will host the Eighth Annual World of Montgomery Festival to celebrate the rich diversity of County residents through international music, food, dance, culturally authentic arts demos, hands-on activities, and more.

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Montgomery County Senior News - Updated Events

September 20, 2016

Caregivers’ Café D (Dementia) at the Village at Rockville Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Presented by Montgomery College and Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. Lectures and Workshops for caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and/or other dementias.

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Breastfeeding USA MoCo Chapter's August Events

August 5, 2016

The Montgomery County chapter of Breastfeeding USA, an organization that provides evidence-based support of breastfeeding, is hosting a series of events throughout the County this August. Events are free and babies are welcome!

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