Physical and Mental Health

Sisters Together - Wellness

The Physical and Mental Health Committee is responsible for designing and implementing chapter and community-based programs/activities that promote awareness of physical and mental issues specific to women and the African-American community. They are also charged with implementing specific programs developed at the national level.

The Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter has implemented a Community Health Initiative focused on improving the health of Black women. At the core of the initiative is the Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better program. This is a health awareness program that encourages African American women 18 years and older to maintain a healthy weight by being more physically active and eating healthy foods. It is a project of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the Weight-control Information Network (WIN). Issues related to mental health and specific health concerns facing African American women were also incorporated into the basic structure of Sisters Together: Move Eat Better.

Projects

  • Sisters Network Breast Cancer Walk
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital Walk
  • Anti-Bullying Book Distribution
  • Community Health Forum
  • Sisters Together Program/Wellness
    • Health Screenings
    • Nutrition Workshops
    • Exercise workshops
    • Healthy Lifestyle Workshops
2016 Eastern Region Award - Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter Physical and Mental Health Program
2016 Sisters Network Breast Cancer Walk - Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter - First Place for Greek Team
2016 Sisters Network Breast Cancer Walk - Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter - First Place for Greek Team