Rev. Alex Gee

The Wisconsin Partnership Program with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health announced Thursday that Nehemiah Community Development Corporation, a leading non-profit organization in the field of community development, will receive a $1 million grant over five years that will support Nehemiah’s Justified Anger work through a project titled “Reducing Health Inequity through Promotion of Social Connections.”

The Community Impact Grant, which provides $1 million over five years, is the largest grant received by Nehemiah, enabling the continued transformation of the Madison community by supporting the African-American community. Justified Anger, an initiative of Nehemiah that works to eliminate racial disparities in the greater Madison area, will expand its work through the Reducing Health Inequity through Promotion of Social Connections grant. The project addresses health inequities that result from implicit and explicit racism and it seeks to reduce health disparities and improve the overall health of African Americans in Madison and Wisconsin.

A press conference will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. at Fountain of Life Church, 633 W Badger Rd, to talk more about the Community Impact Grant award and to highlight the importance of the work being done to improve the health and well-being of the African American and Madison community as a whole. This press conference will also be a chance to announce the next major step in Justified Anger’s movement to mobilize the Madison community in eliminating racial disparities.