The Total Woman: Mind, Body and Spirit
As an organization of predominantly African American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its membership, but also the well-being of families and communities at large. Journey to Wellness: Committing our Bodies to Physical and Mental Health is now the signature Physical and Mental Health “call to action”. The initiative addresses the challenges of living holistic and health lives. The three-pronged approach to Journey to Wellness includes:
Under the auspices of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues to institute activities that foster:
- A refocused Lose to Win! To include Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
- Physical Health: Chronic Diseases and
- Mental Health
Delta S.I.Z.E.D. – Sorors, Invigorated, Zealous, Energized, and Determined for Physical Activity The sorority in now committed to integrating physical activities during all of its conventions, conferences and state meetings.
The Annapolis Alumnae Chapter’s Health Fair has garnered Regional attention and has been recognized as a best practice. In 2016, the expanded its reach by partnering with the Eta Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., for the 2016 Health Fair and Family Fun Day, which encompassed free screenings for all ages; interactive health education, inclusive of a keynote speaker, panel sessions, and workshops; voter registration drive; blood donation drive for minorities in the Anne Arundel MD County; food; and live bands. Eleven African American physicians participated in the event along with 22 vendors, including health care groups (clinics, hospital services); private practices, and small businesses, which provided free services to the more than 175 participants. Additionally, the Annapolis Alumnae Chapter supported the Annual Crop Walk, the St. Jude’s Walk, World AIDs Day, and the Polar Plunge.