It’s Black History Month, a special time to reflect on the amazing achievements made by African Americans! Right before the Civil War, Montgomery County was home to more than 7,000 African Americans (compared to185,000 African Americans today). After Emancipation, in Montgomery County and nationwide, African Americans continued to be severely impacted by discrimination and lack of access to health care.

In March 1966, Martin Luther King famously said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” To address the health disparities that plague African Americans in Montgomery County, AAHP was created and funded in 1999 by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.As we celebrate Black History Month, AAHP hopes everyone finds inspiration from history to achieve their health goals—or any goal in life.

The African American Health Program is funded and administered by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and implemented by McFarland & Associates, Inc.
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