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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.

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

Latest News

Eye Alert: Latino Kids Most Likely to Have Vision Problems

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 08:29 A growing number of U.S. children may develop vision problems before they reach kindergarten, according to a study, Newsmax reports . Latino children were the most likely group to have vision problems. Study researchers examined U.S. census records and eye exams of 12,...

Few Latinos Utilize Telemental Health Resources

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 08:33 Chances are good you or someone you know has a mental health issue. In fact, during any given year, about 1 in every 4 people in the United States has a diagnosable disorder, two-thirds of which goes untreated, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 5/30: Connecting Minority Youth to Opportunity

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 13:20 More Latino and Black youth are “disconnected”—not in school and not working—than their White peers, according to recent County Health Rankings data. How can we connect more minority youth to healthy, successful futures? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 30, 2017,...

Report: 1 in 5 U.S. Cancers Are ‘Rare,’ Especially Among Latinos

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:00 About 20% of cancer diagnoses in the United States are for rare cancers, according to a new American Cancer Society report, MedicalXpress reports . The number is worse for racial/ethnic groups. Latinos face higher rates of rare cancers (24%), as do Asian/Pacific...

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