Distrust in the healthcare system keeps Black men from seeking adequate care, changing this will require a significant shift in the culture of wellness. Rebalance Life Wellness Association encourages a twice a week running group (Black Men Run), and a monthly men’s health night out event coupled with our yearly Men’s Health Conference that empowers Black men to distance themselves from old habits, and adopt a new lifestyle. We will continue to 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.
Our overarching goal is to ensure that African American men living in under-represented communities, who bear the heaviest burden of disease and poor health status, have the opportunity to live fuller, healthier lives.
We target chronic healthconditions specific to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, prostate cancer and memory loss. These core values support the Healthy People 2020 Plan, which highlights the importance of addressing social determinants of health by “creating social and physical environments that promote good health for all.”