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Our Philosophy

The RLWA Men's Health & Education Center, located inside of Madison's largest Black barbershop, 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.

Studies show that running / walking on a regular basis helps to boost your confidence, relieves stress and eliminates depression.

Symptoms of diabetes include: *Frequent urination *Excessive Urination *Tingling or numbness in hands and feet *Fatigue or sudden vision changes.

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African-Americans have disproportionately high prevalence of several health conditions and risk factors. And the health disparities between blacks and other racial groups are apparent in several areas.

Yoga helps improve diet, sleep and overall health. It Strengthens Immunity, Keeps Cravings At Bay, Improves Digestion, Boosts Brain Function.

Blacks or African-Americans have disproportionately high prevalence of several health conditions and risk factors. And the health disparities between blacks and other racial groups are apparent in several areas.

THE TURNAROUND IS THE REWARD

WHO WE ARE?

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.

  • LIVING WITH OBESITY 66%
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE 43%
  • DIABETES 50%

Three R's

Reduce. Restore. Revitalize

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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. RLWA intends to increase our advocacy on behalf of Black boys and men, and we will continue pushing and guiding our health leaders to seek public health solutions to eliminate disparities in health. Let’s view this for what it is, “A serious threat to our future as a nation.”

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Restore Trust in Medicine

Improving trust between Black men and the health-care system remains an important determinant of care. Through the RLWA bi-weekly Lunch-N-Learn series, our goals are improving relationships with medical providers while breaking bread together. To improve the health of African-American men, we believe in addressing face-to-face the lack trust in the health-care system.

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Revitilize Black Communities

The distrust in the healthcare system keeps Black men from seeking care requires a significant shift in the culture of wellness. RLWA incorporates a twice a week Black men run group, a monthly men health night out event combined with our yearly Men’s Health Conference that empowers Black men to distance themselves from old habits, and adopt a new lifestyle

Testimonail

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Program and Policy Analyst State of Wisconsin & Global Healthcare Administration
Dr. Augustine Titus, Ph.D.
Program & Policy Analyst, State of Wisconsin
Dr. Jasmine Zapata, MD Author, Pediatrician, Community Health Advocate, RLWA Consultant…
Dr. Jasmine Zapata, MD
Pediatrician
Director of Dignity Project/ Employment Services Nehemiah Corporation
Anthony Cooper, Sr.
Director of Dignity Project, Employment Svcs, Nehemiah Corp.
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Ozioma C. Okonkwo,
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
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Aaron Perry

CEO/ Founder of Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association

Aaron G. Perry is a community health advocate for African American men, and understands first hand the challenges men face establishing trust with the medical community. At age 27, Perry recognized something was not right with his health and often shared his concerns with his primary care provider during numerous office visits. Repeated concerns of unexplained weigh loss, frequent urination and a nagging cough forced Perry to become an advocate for his personal health until he found a physician that heard his concerns. At age 29, Perry’s new physician ordered a simple blood test which revealed he had type 1.5 diabetes. A chronic health condition he lived with for more than 2 years.

Perry channeled his frustration into action, by rebuilding trust with his medical team consisting of an Endocrinologist, Diabetes Educator, and Nutritionist. At age 44, Perry and his medical team took on the grueling Ironman competition consisting of a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. The end result was Perry becoming the worlds 1st and only African American Diabetic to complete the Ironman Competition in a time of 16 hours, 35 minutes and 37 seconds.

Our Sponsors

Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors. You all play big part of helping us achieve a healthier city, county and state.