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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

The State of Latino Obesity in the U.S.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:22 Obesity rates are showing signs of leveling off, but rates among Latino adults and children remain much higher than whites, according to a new report. In nine heavily Latino-populated states, the adult obesity rates were at or above 35%, according to the 14th annual...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/5: How to Drive Healthy Change in Our Communities

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 16:00 Do you want to be part of a growing movement to make healthy changes in Latino schools and communities? Connect with us at Salud America! We are a national Latino-focused organization that creates culturally relevant research, stories, and tools to inspire people to...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/29: The Link between Health & Housing

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 09:10 There is an undeniable link between where people live and their health. Many low-income and minority families, especially Latinos, live in highly segregated neighborhoods. Often, these neighborhoods lack access to healthy, nutritious foods, quality healthcare, and...

Violence: A Rising Cause of Latina Heart Disease

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 08:35 Heart disease does not discriminate, but Latina women are greatly affected by it. Latina women are more likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Latinos, according to the American Heart Association . Often, the problem with heart disease and Latinas is...

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