National Health Sciences Honorary Society

Delta Lambda Chapter - Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma is the National Professional Health Sciences Honorary. The honorary is for professionals in community and school health education in the United States and in other nations. The letters Eta, Sigma, and Gamma represent the Greek equivalent of the letters, H,S,C, which is the abbreviation for the term Health Science. The ideals of the honorary are teaching, research and service. Since the establishment of Eta Sigma Gamma in 1967, the primary focus has been to further professional competence and dedication of individual members of health science professions. Upon initiation, each member receives a certificate of membership, a membership card, an official lapel pin of the honorary, a code of ethics and a subscription to the Health Educator and the Health Educator Monograph.

The goals of the National Honorary include:

  • Supporting the planning, implementation & evaluation of health education programs and resources
  • Stimulating and disseminating scientific research
  • Motivating and providing health education services
  • Recognizing academic achievement
  • Supporting health education advocacy initiatives
  • Promoting professional standards and ethics
  • Promoting networking activities among health educators and related professionals

Individual chapter foundations and responsibilities:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Service