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
October: Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness
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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