Institute of Urban Policy

New Policy Brief on Maternal Health Disparities for Black Women

Mon, December 3, 2018
New Policy Brief on Maternal Health Disparities for Black Women
Black mothers die at a rates 2.3 times higher than White women. Read our brief to learn more about the health disparities and possible policy solutions.

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 or download the report here.

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