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.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 13:30
Actor/composer/poet Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original song for “Moana” is one a very few Oscar-nominated performances by a Latino at this year’s Academy Awards. Lin-Manuel Miranda (via @Lin_Manuel) Why don’t Latinos in Hollywood get more recognition? First, there are not a...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:29
Did you know this week is National Eating Disorders Awareness week? An increasing amount of Latino and other minority populations deal with “disordered eating”—restrained, compulsive or binge eating and an associated loss of control—in different ways depending on their...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:14
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. Growing up as “the minority kid” in school isn’t easy, but it helped Brenda Frutos develop a passion for fighting for...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 15:38
Chances are, you smell. It happens to everyone, whether you’ve just eaten a garlic-heavy meal or got done working outside in the hot sun, at one time or another, you and I have emitted unpleasant smells! On most occasions, brushing your teeth or taking a shower takes...
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.