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. The signature Physical and Mental Health Call to Action is the Journey to Wellness: Committing our Bodies to Physical and Mental Health program. The initiative addresses the challenges of living holistic and health lives. The three-pronged approach to Journey to Wellness includes:
- Physical Activity and Healthy Eating;
- Physical Health: Chronic Diseases; and
- Mental Health
The Physical and Mental Health (P&MH) committee of the Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter (HMAC) seeks to achieve the physical and mental health initiatives recognized by Grand Chapter within our local community and to raise awareness and educate our members about health issues that disproportionately impact African American women. This Delta year has been filled with numerous activities, events and information focused on improving our individual physical and mental health and the health of those in the communities we serve. Just to name a few, the committee will conduct healthy walks, bone marrow and blood drives, 5K Run/Walk, and distribute information. Other National organizations that have benefited from HMAC donations are: Sister's Network, Inc. and the March of Dimes. HMAC’s Signature event is an annual Community Health Fair that focuses on creating awareness and sharing information on a variety of topics, including healthy eating and lifestyles, STDs, Sickle Cell Disease, Domestic Violence, and Bullying, etc.