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Blog and social media campaign to improve Latino health.
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National network to reduce Latino Cancer.
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Training and internships to increase Latino doctors and cancer researchers.
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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.

View the IHPR Fact Sheet. Contact us at or 210-562-6500. Visit us at 7411 John Smith, Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78229.

Latest News

Let’s Wear Blue to Support Men’s Health

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:16 Today is Wear Blue Day to celebrate Men’s Health Week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death among Latino men are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, diabetes, and strokes. Unfortunately, Latino men are less...

Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans Suffer Worst Health Among Latinos in the U.S

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:40 According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans, living in the U.S., have poorer health than other Latino groups, The Bismarck Tribune reports. The report shows that 3 in 10 Puerto Ricans and 1...

Kids Count Data Book: Health Disparities Among Latino Children Persist Despite Recent Gains

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 11:12 Despite growing up in the worst financial crisis in 80 years, the teenagers of Generation Z—those born after 1995—have broken records in education and health, but the progress is not equal among minority children especially Latinos, according to the 2016 Kids Count...

Breastfed Babies Behave Better in School, Study Finds

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:27 Research has proven numerous times that breastfeeding reduces obesity, helps babies fight infections, and lowers the risk of asthma. According to new research, children that were breastfed also behave better in school, Time Live reports. Researchers from Glasgow...

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