Partnering with the March of Dimes since 1972, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has  encourage women to seek prenatal care within the first trimester of pregnancy, increasing the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality. Nationwide, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. sponsors over 175 Stork's Nests.


    The Stork's Nest Program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and healthy behaviors during the pregnancy  The Stork's Nest prenatal education sessions provide information, educational materials, and a variety of other resources and referrals that help clients take good care of themselves and their babies.


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    Z-HOPE is an outreach service program that has six primary objectives, corresponding measures of success and a mechanism for chapter recognition. The primary objectives are:

    -To provide culturally appropriate informational activities according to the Z-HOPE program format

    -To foster collaborative partnerships between community organizations with shared goals

    -To promote the opportunities for expansion in Stork's Nest programs

    -To facilitate community service and mentorship opportunities for members of the organization

    -To provide an equitable chapter recognition program for community services rendered

    -To provide a standard reporting format to concentrate efforts and demonstrate the organization's impact.


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    The Human Genome Project is a 13 year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health to:

          (1) identify all of the approximate 30,000 genes in human DNA;

          (2) Determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA;

          (3) store this information in databases;

          (4) improve tools for data analysis;

          (5) transfer related technologies to all sectors;

          (6) address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project;

          (7) to train scientists who will be able to use the tools and resources developed through the HGP to improve health

          (8) provide internships in order to encourage minority students to pursue the sciences, biotechnology, and scientific research.


    The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation has been assisted by funding from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., The United States Department of Energy, The National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, the Consumer Health Foundation, Merck Research Laboratories, Kaiser Permanente, the March of Dimes, Benedict College, and Howard University.


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