Physical and Mental Health
THE TOTAL WOMAN: MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT 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 sorors 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 will work to combat the high incidence of obesity among women. The first priority of our Lifestyle Change Initiative is the Total Woman Healthy Weight Program which challenges chapters to a commitment to achieve healthier weights by including physical activity and healthy eating.
The three-pronged approach to Journey to Wellness also includes Physical Health: Chronic Diseases and Mental Health.
St. Louis Alumnae follows and incorporates the initiatives of the Health Task Force in its local programs.
Every year, the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter supports several of our charitable partners: American Heart Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.