Target 2 – Health Promotions
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. promotes health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke/Heart Disease and Mental Illness. To implement this target, PNO partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart/Stroke Association, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
- The Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiver Support: To expand our community outreach and to generate awareness of the challenging journey of individuals living with the disease, PNO partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association by participating in The Longest Day. For those facing Alzheimer's, every day can feel like "the longest day."
- Stroke and Heart Disease Prevention Awareness remains a focus for the sorority’s health related programming. In concert with the American Heart Association, PNO participated in Alpha Kappa Alpha’s signature programs, Heart Health Day and Pink Goes Red.
- Mental Health and Wellness efforts are highlighted as sorority members work to bring attention to mental illness among diverse populations with historically low utilizations of mental health services through the Mental Health Awareness Leadership Seminar Walk with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).