The National theme is “Developing Healthy Communities through Advocacy, Collaboration, Education, Leadership, Research and Service". The theme recognizes the strength and vision of our founders. We continue in their tradition of visionary leadership by providing meaningful service initiatives and moving beyond the traditional approaches to improve our communities.
Since its establishment, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated has clearly established itself as a service organization that strives to confront the problems of African Americans. In realizing its motto of “Service for Humanity”, a wide range of programs addressing education, health promotion and disease prevention, and international development have emerged and evolved over the years.
The National Programs of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated are established ongoing programs approved by the Board of Directors. The office of the First National Vice-President is responsible for programs and projects. Programs are established based on the VISION and MISSION of the sorority. The development and execution of National Programs is a process of perpetual motion. At present the sorority, First Supreme and the Programs and Projects Committee are in the process of continuing the development of a base for moving service and leadership development to a higher level, through program development and enhancement.
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Within the framework of disease prevention and health promotion are health screenings and health education. Health screenings are methods developed to identify potential and actual health problems in targeted populations.
An appropriate list of healthcare referrals for use in follow-up of identified problems is provided during screenings. Health education is conducted in the community for professionals and lay individuals to address potential and actual health problems.
Screening and education programs may be offered solely by Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, or offered in collaboration with professional organizations, community organizations, regional associations, and national partnerships. Emphasis is placed on high risk groups, vulnerable and under-served populations.
1. Hypertension education and screening (Signature Project)
2. Cancer Education and Screening
3. Sickle Cell Disease
Programs for Seniors
Programs for seniors provide various services such as travel assistance, health education, assistance with navigating the health care system, a system for checking on the well being of the elderly who live alone, as well as other programs as assessed by chapter members, that fit the mission of “service for humanity”.
Programs for Youth and Young Adults
These programs may be varied and include a variety of experiences that are offered for youth and young adults. Programs may include health education sessions, peer forums, mentoring, and health care experiences.
Love & Caring
This program is designed to serve our own (the membership). Programs are designed to assist members who are ill, experiencing difficulty, or limited in some way. Activities include but are not limited to, phone calls, visitation, transportation, and special assistance as needed.
Leadership development programs are designed to assist the membership in the development of effective leadership skills. These programs include member development, officer development, the Leadership Fellows Program and the professional development program.
The research development program is design to provide assistance to novice and seasoned researchers with scholarly activity that addresses research investigating health promotion, disease preventions, and health maintenance projects in vulnerable and underserved populations.
Activity within the research development program provides mentoring for novice researchers to write grants that will assist in data acquisition related to Chi Eta Phi’s “service for humanity”.
Additionally the program awards small grants to novice and seasoned researchers. The members of this committee will collaborate with the Grant Writing Committee and other experts in Chi Eta Phi as necessary.
The Sorority provides financial assistance to nursing students who meet established criteria as identified by the National Office. Awards are also made on local and regional levels.
Recruitment and Retention
Programs are provided to promote interest in nursing careers. Financial, tutorial assistance and mentoring are provided to matriculating undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accredited nursing programs.
Sarah Killian, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Juanita Gibbons-Delaney, MHA, BSN, RN-BC
First Assistant SER Director
Anita M. Chesney, EdD, MPH, RN
Second Assistant SER Director
Inmani Capri Reece, BSN, RN
Valencia Patterson, MHA, BSN, RN
Angela Hunt, MSN, BSN, RN
Alice Jackson, MSN, RN
Dearline Thomas-Brown, MPH, BSN, RN
Gwen Davis, MIDT, BSN, RN
Calperta D. Green, BSN, RN
Immediate Past SER Director
Rhonda K. Hollis, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN