National network to support advocacy to reduce Latino child obesity.
The Institute for Health Promotion Research
About the IHPR
The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio investigates the causes of and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer, chronic disease and obesity among Latinos in South Texas and beyond.
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:03
Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. The soft touch of a crocheted blanket reminds Mercedes Watson of her grandmother, who taught her how to crochet and...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 07:08
Los bebés latinos son dos veces más propensos a recibir bebidas azucaradas que sus pares no Latinos, y tres de cada cuatro niños latinos han tenido una bebida azucarada a la edad de 2 años, lo que contribuye a sus tasas altas de obesidad, de acuerdo con un nuevo...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 07:31
Sugary drinks are a rising threat to the health of Latino preschoolers. Being Latino and drinking sugary beverages at least once in the past week were associated with 2.3 times the odds of severe obesity in kindergarten, which can lead to obesity-related diseases,...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 08:23
SaludToday Guest Blogger National Council of La Raza (NCLR) The holidays are upon us. So is the temptation for Latino and all families to eat, drink and be merry—but there are ways to approach the season with an eye toward choosing nutritious food, cooking healthy...
Check out Salud America!'s video on a new campaign.
To inform and educate the San Antonio community on just how much sugar is in the beverages people consume daily, health officials and community leaders partnered to launch the bilingual Sugar-Packed marketing campaign.
Each year, the Exito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program selects master's-level students and master's-trained health professionals from across the nation to attend a five-day summer institute in San Antonio, offering tools, tips, role models and motivation to encourage participants to pursue a doctoral degree and a career studying how cancer affects Latinos differently.
Participants also are eligible for internships.
Exito! is based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and funded by the National Cancer Institute.