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 UT Health San Antonio investigates causes of and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer, disease and obesity among Latinos in South Texas and beyond.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 09:15
For many Latinos, discussing mental health issues still retains a strong and often negative stigma. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) emphasizes that mental illness is no different for Latinos than for any other racial or ethnic group. Common mental health...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:45
Female doctor applying oxygen treatment on asthma child. Asthma is a serious lung disease that disproportionately affects Latinos – especially children. Numerous factors, including housing situations, economic status, and access to healthcare, weigh heavily on many...
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:05
A new study reported by USA Today has confirmed some really bad news. Over the past four decades, colon and rectal cancers have increased dramatically and steadily, especially in young and middle-age adults. This could be even worse news for Latinos. According to...
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:00
Everyone needs proper sleep, especially Latinos. Lack of sleep contributes to heart attacks, diabetes, obesity and other serious health issues that disproportionately affect Latinos, CDC reports. For World Sleep Day on March 17, 2017, let’s explore why sleep is...
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.