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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 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.

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

Latest News

Leah Carrillo: From Ranching to Preventing Disease in San Antonio

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 09:07 Leah Carrillo knows the value of hard work, thanks to diligent parents and plenty of sweat and tears on her family ranch in Leakey, Texas. Carrillo is working hard today to prevent disease in San Antonio. Currently a master’s-degree student at UT San Antonio, Carrillo...

Alejandra Mendez: Overcoming Hurdles to Boost Latino Health

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 09:02 Discrimination. Micro-aggressions. Going back to college with kids. With a mother who overcame these hurdles as an immigrant to the U.S. from Honduras, Alejandra Mendez learned resilience. Now Mendez always looks for opportunities for success, rather than possible...

Claudia Chavez: Pushing for Culturally Competent Healthcare for All

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:13 If you need someone with a variety of experience in health fields, Claudia Chavez has it. Neuroscience? Check. Healthcare administration? Check. Delivering a baby (as part of EMT training)?! Check. Today, Chavez is growing her already strong health-promotion skills as...

Adrianna Acevedo-Fontanez: Boosting Health in Puerto Rico

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 09:57 Adrianna Acevedo-Fontanez celebrates her Puerto Rican heritage through music and food, such as using “ el castero ” to stew rice or fighting for “ el pegao .” But she also knows that Puerto Ricans face dire health issues. That is why, when she sees people in need, she...

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