Alpha Kappa Alpha raises community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women. The primary focuses include breast cancer awareness and prevention, heart health, nutrition, wellness, and care for the caregivers.
Care for the Caregivers places emphasis on taking care of those who take care of others. Kappa Omega emphasizes the need for caregivers to practice preventive healthcare as well as self-care behavior to eliminate the vulnerabilities and risks associated with the stress of caregiving.
Nutrition and Wellness emphasizes healthy lifestyles including prenatal, childhood, adult, and senior nutrition programs. The focus is on structured nutrition initiatives, and chapters partner with local nutritionists and dietitians to design healthy eating plans and safe diets for longer, healthier living.
Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention focuses specifically on early detection through mammograms to improve the survival rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Alpha Kappa Alpha owns a digital AKA Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Unit that travels to various locations and provide mammogram screening.
Heart Health remains a focus as the sorority enhances its commitment to healthy hearts through fitness activities and walking. Chapters are encouraged to form walking clubs and to invite the community to join the walking initiatives.
Target 2: Women's Health & Wellness Leadership
Chairman: Chandra Abbott
Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Co-Chairmen: Lisa Norris
Heart Health Co-Chairman: Tunicia Walker
Care for the Caregivers Co-Chairman: Tanya Brown