Healthy Lifestyles National Initiative: As an organization of predominately African American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its members, but also the well-being of families and communities at large. To facilitate this effort, the Health Task Force was launched to provide concentrated expertise and focus on the Physical and Mental Health aspect of our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust.
The mission of the Health Task Force is to educate and facilitate lifestyle change for the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of members and the communities that we serve. The Health Task Force objectives are to:
- Raise awareness about the importance and benefits of lifestyle changes that affect longevity, morbidity, and mortality;
- Identify organizational alliances for the sorority that will work to address pertinent health issues; and
- Develop and implement health-focused programs within the sorority and the communities we serve.
Through the Lifestyle Change Initiative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will work to combat the high incidence of obesity among women. Delta has embraced the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign. This program raises awareness of the risks and causes of Hearth Disease, the #1 killer of women.