Monkeypox and the Black Community Townhall Meeting Monday, October 10

AAHP, in partnership with Montgomery County health officials and the Office of Community Partnerships, will host a virtual town hall meeting on Monday, October 10, at 6 p.m. to address the recent spread of monkeypox. The meeting will focus on how the disease is impacting the Black community and how Montgomery County is working to address its impact in this population.

The panelists will include James Bridgers, the acting County health officer; Ikenna Myers, program manager for clinical services for the African American Health Program’s; and Kimberly Townsend, senior administrator for Communicable Disease and Epidemiology with the County’s Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to discussing the current monkeypox situation in the County, panelists will provide information about prevention, treatment, and the County's monkeypox vaccine program.

The meeting will be hosted on Zoom and registration is required (register here). The meeting will also be streamed live on the County’s Facebook page and simulcast on County Cable Montgomery (CCM: Channel 6 and HD 996 on Comcast; Channel 6 and HD 1056 on RCN;  and Channel 30 on Verizon).

Questions can be asked virtually at the meeting or submitted anonymously prior to the meeting by emailing

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