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Community Outreach

SNMA Community Outreach

SNMA focuses on community outreach, fulfilling the organization's mission to not only nurture and support the academic enrichment of its members, but also to serve communities in a real and proactive way.
SNMA National Protocols were created to guide these efforts.

Sexual Health Awareness: educates teenagers about their bodies and about the positive use and expression of sexuality. It is intended to increase self-esteem, improve relationships, and decrease the incidence of teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Violence Prevention: helps an adolescent to acknowledge anger as a natural emotion and shows them alternative non-violent ways of expressing themselves. Students are also taught how to resolve conflicts in a constructive non-violent manner.

Tissue and Organ Donation Education and Recruitment Program (TODER): educates underrepresented communities about organ donation and encourages people to enroll in organ and tissue donation programs.

Smoking Prevention and Cessation: provides a mechanism for SNMA members to promote healthy lifestyles that include the avoidance of tobacco products among youth.

Mission for Mental Health: seeks to correct the inequalities in diagnosis, treatment and education of mental illnesses in communities of color. SNMA members seek to be at the forefront of the drive to minimize stigma surrounding mental illness.

SNMA Wellness

"Healthy People" Health Fairs: Consistent with the U.S. Surgeon General's call to action for the 21st century, and in collaboration with other community organizations, SNMA conducts annual health fairs across the nation. Targeted to underserved communities and those with limited access to healthcare, members educate thousands of individuals about the importance of healthy living and provide screenings for common health conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Health and Wellness Program: Obesity Prevention involves disseminating information regarding healthy eating and physical activity to the community, as well as encouraging healthy lifestyle modification and weight loss for adults if appropriate.