Physical and Mental Health Awareness
Physical and Mental Health
Community Health Fair
Relay for Life
Food for the Poor – Empty pill bottles provided for Haiti
Health and Wellness is emphasized on a monthly basis to the members of Miami Alumnae Chapter. The information consists of brochures and discussions on diabetes, blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, cholesterol, and continuous health education. There is a yearly Health Fair which is sponsored by the Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and co-sponsored by Jackson Memorial Hospital. Some of the activities at this Health Fair are blood pressure screening, mammograms, HIV/AIDS pamphlets that are given out and cholesterol screening. Additionally, the chapter participates in several sponsored walks such as the Sickle Cell Walk, Breast Awareness Month Walk, Walk-A-Mile in their Shoes, and a host of other health related cause walks. The Pill Bottle Program for Haiti collects Pill Bottles for patients in Haiti to receive much needed medicine. The chapter collects hundreds of recycled Pill Bottles so that doctors can dispense medicine to patients with ease.
Health and Wellness is an informative way of keeping the Miami Alumnae Chapter members aware of their health and helping them to stay healthy.
Summit V: Health and Healing - Let it Continue!
According to the U.S. Surgeon General. "the epidemic (HIV/AIDS) has evolved from one centered on white gay men to one increasingly impacting people of color, women, and the young." For this reason, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has chosen to continue Summit V withHealth and Healing - Let it Continue!. Our efforts will focus on an intense HIV/AIDS Education Campaign. We will begin by encouraging local chapters to implement internal educational awareness workshops.
This will enable us to better understand the drastic impact HIV/AIDS is having on African American women of all ages and our youth. In addition, we are asking all chapters to participate in our International Service Day for HIV/AIDS. This public awareness outreach program may range in activities that may extend to letters and telephone calls to policymakers to organized rallies, marches, and fundraising events.
We hope Summit V will be a means in which Deltas throughout the world will:
Inform and educate the public and families about women's health issues;
Develop community partnerships to help inform the public and provide access to services;
Provide leadership for supporting policy development promoting and enforcing legal requirements that protect the health and safety of women; and
Support research and political efforts to gain new insights and innovative solutions to health problems impacting women.