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Physical and Mental Health

Concerns about America's physical and mental health have not escaped Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta's work in prevention and "wellness" translates to health education programs, health fairs and the provision of health care services. Delta also supports medical research that examines illnesses that victimize specific segments of the country's population. Our Chapter conducts health awareness workshops to the community, supports educational and charitable initiatives for children and their families, the elderly, and others; coordinates activism in local and national health-related issues and forums; current focus is on HIV/AIDS in the African American Community, Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer and Domestic violence. In addition we sponsor an Annual Valentines Day party for seniors at Pinewood East Nursing home. This program is provided in conjunction with the Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy and Delta GEMS Institute.

Monthly National Awareness

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March: National Nutrition Month

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Maintaining good nutrition habits will help keep current and future generations healthy across their lifespan. March is an excellent time to implement healthier food choices and share goals within our communities. 

Did you know?

  • Breastfeeding provides health benefits that go way beyond infancy.

  • People with healthy eating patterns live longer and are at lower risk for serious health problems, such as: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. 

  • Through the implementation of healthy eating practices, people with chronic diseases can manage their conditions and prevent complications

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Blood Pressure Initiative

NACAC Physical and Mental Health Committee is taking the initiative to monitor and record our blood pressure using wallet size informational cards.

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death within the United States. Our goal is to bring awareness to the importance of monitoring and reporting any abnormal blood pressure readings to your primary care physician. 

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