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The Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP) is devoted to research and its practical application in an effort to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Boston and other urban communities. The IUHRP is focused on exploring social determinants of health in urban settings, the promotion of health equality and the elimination of health disparities. The Institute examines the efficacy of programs and interventions to inform health care practices, policies, and training.