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Redes En Acción is a national collective of researchers and advocates fighting Latino cancer by promoting Latino training opportunities, generating research, and supporting cancer awareness.
The Region 4 Geographic Management Program (GMaP) is building a synergistic “hub” of multidisciplinary investigators to eliminate cancer health disparities in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
The study hypothesizes that Latinas who receive an interactive, technology-infused communications intervention will increase self-efficacy and informed decision-making to enter breast cancer clinical trials.
This project trains peer educators to provide navigation support and outreach/education on HPV—the virus that causes cervical cancer—to both mothers and daughters (ages 11-17) who decide to receive the HPV vaccine in South Texas.
Salud San Antonio! tests the use of community health workers (promotoras) to deliver cancer education to increase screening rates and knowledge of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer among Latinas living in high-risk areas on San Antonio’s West and South sides.
Improving Mind and Physical ACTivity (IMPACT) tests how different types of exercise—like yoga—best improve cancer survivors’ fitness, quality of life and molecular indicators of future cancer risk.
This project tests whether Latina cancer survivors who receive a culturally tailored exercise intervention will be more likely to initiate/maintain exercise behaviors than Latinas who do not get the intervention.
The IHPR is leading a study to understanding Latinas’ decisions whether to get genetic testing for breast cancer risk, which may facilitate better-informed decisions regarding cancer prevention, risk reduction, more effective early detection, and better determination of risk for family members.
Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children is a 1,900-person network aiming to develop Latino researchers and advocates to find policy and environmental solutions to Latino childhood obesity.
The “Be Fit with Friends” intervention gives Latina Girl Scouts ages 11-14 options—from basic fitness equipment like jump ropes to volunteer opportunities to online social media, fitness video games and text messaging—to overcome barriers to physical activity in San Antonio.
Researchers and YMCA of Greater San Antonio leaders are promoting Y Living, a program that uses e-mails, text messaging and other educational activities to help families get more physically activity, eat better and understand that healthy lifestyles can reduce cancer risk.
The IHPR is designing, implementing and evaluating a promotora-led physical activity intervention that takes a comprehensive, multi-level, community-based approach to promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among a particularly underserved segment of Latinas in South Texas.
The IHPR is testing the hypothesis that exposure to a clinic-based obesity management strategy, Nutrition and Exercise Start Today (NEST), will prevent excess weight gain among obese pediatric patients in a large rural pediatric practice in New Braunfels, Texas.
Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training
Through a summer institute and internships, Éxito! seeks to increase diversity in Latino cancer health disparities research and encourage Latino master’s-level students and master’s trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research.
Through its projects and researchers, the IHPR offers training/mentoring opportunities to high-school students, pre- and post-doctoral students, and junior faculty in the areas of research methods, health disparities and more. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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