Institute of Urban Policy

Featured Report

As IUPRA conducts research for the upcoming State of Black Lives in Texas: Health report, we found it crucial to release a policy brief highlighting maternal health disparities for Black women. Black mothers die at 2.3 times higher rates than White women regardless of their income, education, marital status, or health factors. These disparities exist in Travis County, throughout the state of Texas, and across the United States. Read our latest policy brief to find a deeper explanation of this data as well as three key policy recommendations to help healthcare institutions in Texas better serve and save Black mothers.

Read the policy brief here.


Feb 20

Traffic Stop - Documentary Film and Panel (Houston)

  6:30 PM
  Emancipation Cultural Center, 3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX

Feb 24

The Fierce Urgency of Now: State of Black Lives in Texas (2019 African American Legislative Summit)

  9:00 AM
  Sheraton Austin Hotel, 701 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701