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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

How a Unique Café is Using Food to Fight Cancer

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 06:00 What you eat can affect your cancer risk. That’s important for Latinos, for whom cancer is the No. 1 killer. Cervical, liver, and prostate cancer are some of the most common types that disproportionately affect Latinos. How can food help? Your diet can help combat...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/25: Healthy Kids Day, Summer and Life

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 06:00 So many good things happen when kids go outside and play. Kids who are physically active have better grades, school attendance, and behavior than kids who aren’t, according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Unfortunately, Latino kids lack...

Stress, Anxiety, Depression Are Affecting Latinos More than Ever

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:12 It is a sad, but true, fact. More Latinos and other Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed, and coping with anxiety on a regular basis. About 8.3 million U.S. adults (3.5%) suffer from serious psychological distress, statistics show. What’s worse, many are...

Students, Teachers Push Big Solutions for Mental Health Issues

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 06:00 Nearly 1 in 5 Latinos suffers a mental health problem. But Latinos are less likely than other groups to seek out treatment for mental health conditions. They fear being stigmatized. They lack of health insurance. They face cultural barriers. Or they simply a fail to...

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