Reducing Health Disparities

It's simply a life and death matter and we will continue shinning the spotlight on this issue from a broader public health perspective.

Restore Trust in Medicine

To improve the health of African-American men, we believe in addressing face-to-face the lack trust in the health-care system.

Revitalize Black Communities

The distrust in the healthcare system keeps Black men from seeking care requires a significant shift in the culture of wellness.

Our Men’s Heath & Education Center

The RLWA Men’s Health & Education Center, located inside of Madison’s largest Black barbershop JP Hair Design, is a new innovative health model for reducing health disparities and improving the Social & Health Conditions of Black men in Dane County. In building a solid foundation for this health model, it is our hope to replicate this type of facility nationwide.

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Men’s Health & Education Center

A new innovative health model for reducing health disparities, and improving the Social & Health Conditions of Black men in Dane County

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Black Men Run

Black Men Run supports a wide range of abilities and is open to everyone. From first timers to advanced runners, we strive to promote increased fitness through a culture of running.

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The Men’s Health Conference

We will advocate for black boys and men, and we will continue pushing and guiding community leaders to seek solutions to eliminate the disparities in the healthcare system.


Men Served


Healthcare Plans





The Megyn Kelly TODAY series Healthy Living welcomed Aaron Perry, a Wisconsin man who took control of his diabetes and came up with a way to help other African-American men.

Strength From Leadership

Dr. Jasmine Zapata

Community Health Advocate
RLWA Consultant

Anthony Cooper, Sr.

Director of Dignity Project/ Employment Services
Nehemiah Corporation

Dr. Augustine Titus, Ph.D.

Program and Policy Analyst
State of Wisconsin &
Global Healthcare Administration

Dr. Ozioma C. Okonkwo

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.


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