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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.

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Latest News

Is Fast Food Keeping its Promise for Healthier Kids Menus?

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 08:51 Latino kids tend to live in neighborhoods with more access to fast food restaurants and less access to healthier food options, according to Salud America! research . Regularly eating high-calorie, high-sugar, and high-sodium meals at these restaurants can have...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/22: How to Turn Schools into Health Hubs

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:54 If you’re a teacher or health worker, you already know that students who are healthy also perform better in the classroom. But not all schools maximize this health-and-education connection. By working together, schools, providers, and community members have a unique...

Grant Will Expand Text-Message Program to Help Texans Quit Smoking

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:12 Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez of UT Health San Antonio today received a new $1.3 million grant to expand Quitxt , her bilingual service that sends texts with culturally and regionally tailored support to help South Texan young adults quit smoking. The new grant is from the...

Is Your Family Paying the Price for Someone Else’s Smoke?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 07:43 Guest Blog by Smokefree Apartments Los Angeles Today, due to lack of affordable housing, more Latinos are renting instead of owning homes, and make up nearly 20% of the renter population nationwide . Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is occurring as more Latinos are...

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