Health Promotion

health-promotion

Target II: Health Promotion

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke and Mental Illness.

Co-Chairmen: Gwendolyn Holmes Brown and Valarie Barrett Everett

In addition, Target II oversees:

The Annual Omega Omega Community Health Fair where the AKA health partners and other supporting health and wellness entities have the opportunity to directly connect with our community most in need of these services.
The Team AKA Omega Omega in selected Community Walks and the fundraising for support of the associated causes.

Upcoming Events/Projects:

  • Community Health Fair/Mental Health Impact Day on TBA

Team AKA Omega Omega participation in Fall Walks 2017: Click Donate to support or register under Team AKA Omega Omega.

  • Sickle Cell September 23, 2017  DONATE
  • Out if the Darkness Walk October 1, 2017 DONATE
  • Making Strides October 15, 2017 DONATE
  • Lupus Loop October 29, 2017 DONATE
  • Philadelphia Heart Walk November 4, 2017 DONATE
  • Step Out Walk November 4, 2017 DONATE
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s November 11, 2017 DONATE

 

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiver Support Program will generate awareness and support for Alzheimer’s programming and research. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the fastest growing health challenges among African Americans.

Co-Chairmen: Shaneka Peck Hall and Karen Askew-Teel

This committee, under Target II, coordinates the chapter’s participation in the Longest Day Impact Day, Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer Awareness Day on Capitol Hill and Pamper Me Day for Alzheimer’s Caregivers.

Stroke and Heart Disease Awareness will remain a focus area as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a major stroke prevention awareness campaign with emphasis on hypertension management, diet and exercise.

Co-Chairmen: Carlotta Johnston-Pugh and Sirena Ollison

The Stroke and Heart Disease Prevention committee focuses on hypertension management, diet, exercise, stroke awareness, and hands only CPR training.

Upcoming Events/Projects:
February 2018- Pink Goes Red Events
Impact Day – February 2018- Pink Goes Red For Heart Health Month

Mental Health will be highlighted as members bring attention to the mental illness among diverse populations with low utilization of mental health services.

Co-Chaimen: Inger Taylor and Sheena High

The Mental Health committee works to inform the community and sorority members about mental illness, health and wellness. This is achieved through the promotion of Mental Helath and First Aid trainings.