Alpha Kappa Alpha continues to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women. The primary focuses are breast cancer awareness and prevention, heart health, nutrition and wellness, and care for the caregivers.
- DTO shares information concerning breast cancer, and increases awareness regarding the risk factors that contribute to breast cancer through workshops, panel discussions, social media posts, and educational materials. We also provided free access to mammograms through the AKA Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Unit during the Regional Conference in March 2019.
- Annually, we host a Pink Goes Red Day in February to bring awareness to the importance of heart health for our sorority and the community.
- We also raise awareness regarding the impact of caregiver syndrome on the quality of health of caregivers, increase awareness of resources and support available to caregivers by recognizing them for their work and presenting them with gifts of appreciation.