The Primary purpose of this walk is to garner city-wide support for the Wisconsin African American Eliminating Health Disparities Institute. This Institute was established by the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, who has a long-standing, proven history of improving the health status of African Americans in the state of Wisconsin. The Institute will focus on the elimination of health disparities for African American in Wisconsin through data warehousing, research and policy development. This Institute will also allow the African American community to have control regarding development, analysis, and dissemination of health information, and will ensure that the overall well-being is improved.
Another very important reason for the walk is to engage the community in a healthy meaningful activity. The promotion of good health is key to the reduction of health disparities. This walk will go a long way in sending the message that African Americans do care about their health.