Target 2: Women's Healthcare & Wellness
Co-Chairman: Jana Sanders
Co-Chairman: Christel Thompson
Alpha Kappa Alpha continues to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women. Our primary focus areas are heart health & prevention, breast cancer, nutrition & wellness, and care for the caregivers.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention efforts focus specifically on early detection through mammograms to improve the survival rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Alpha Kappa Alpha owns a digital AKA Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Unit which travels to various locations and provides mammogram screening. Lambda Chi Omega chapter partners with the Susan G. Koman Foundation, local clinics, rural health centers, and hospitals to emphasize the need for African-American women to receive regular mammograms.
Nutrition and Wellness
Our Nutrition and Wellness programs emphasize healthy lifestyles including prenatal, childhood, adult, and senior nutrition programs. We focus on structured nutrition initiatives, and partner with local nutritionists and dietitians to design healthy eating plans and safe diets for longer, healthier living.
Heart Health remains a focus as our sorority enhances its commitment to healthy hearts through fitness activities and walking. Lambda Chi Omega Chapter invites the community to join our initiatives.
Care for the Caregiver
Care for the Caregivers places emphasis on taking care of those who take care of others. Chapters will emphasize the need for caregivers to practice preventive healthcare as well as self-care behavior to eliminate the vulnerabilities and risks associated with the stress of caregiving.