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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

This 4th of July Stay Hydrated Without Sugary Drinks

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:18 America’s favorite holiday is just a day away. But, as you’re getting ready for those barbecues, picnics and a fun day at the pool or the beach it’s important to keep your hydration in mind. Sweating during the sizzling heat of July can result in an increased of fluid...

Vacuna de casi un siglo de uso podría potencialmente reversar la diabetes tipo 1

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 13:56 La administración de alimentos y medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) recientemente aprobó un ensayo de nivel medio para una vacuna que potencialmente puede reversar la diabetes tipo uno, reporta Reuters. La FDA le dio la luz verde al ensayo...

Latino Men at Higher-Risk of High Cholesterol

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 08:08 Almost half of Latinos in the United States are not aware they suffer from high cholesterol, according a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association , Univision News reports. According to the study only one-third of Latinos with high cholesterol...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 7/7/15: How Latino Families Can Eat Healthy This Summer

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:03 Summer brings fun, sun, and—too often—poor health for kids. Emerging evidence shows children gain more weight during summer months than they do during the school year, and fitness gains children achieve during the school year are erased over the summer. How can...

Latest Videos

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    Policy Change Agents

    In October 2011, the 20 Salud America! grantees started sharing their individual research briefs with local, regional and national policymakers.

    This video illustrates how far grantees have come in impacting policy.

  • teen reading a book

    Cervical Cancer Prevention

    Dr. Deborah Parra-Medina explains a peer education and outreach program to prevent cervical cancer among Latina mothers and daughters living in Texas-Mexico border communities.

  • Apply for Exito

    Apply for Exito

    Each year, the Exito! program selects up to 20 master's-level students and master's-trained health professionals to attend a 5-day summer institute, offering tools to encourage them to pursue a doctoral degree and a career studying how cancer affects Latinos differently.