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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

A New Program Looks to Help Answer Latino Mental Health Questions

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 09:15 For many Latinos, discussing mental health issues still retains a strong and often negative stigma. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) emphasizes that mental illness is no different for Latinos than for any other racial or ethnic group. Common mental health...

Have Asthma? Avoid These Foods!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:45 Female doctor applying oxygen treatment on asthma child. Asthma is a serious lung disease that disproportionately affects Latinos – especially children. Numerous factors, including housing situations, economic status, and access to healthcare, weigh heavily on many...

Colorectal Cancer on the Rise for Millennials & Gen Xers

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:05 A new study reported by USA Today has confirmed some really bad news. Over the past four decades, colon and rectal cancers have increased dramatically and steadily, especially in young and middle-age adults. This could be even worse news for Latinos. According to...

Why ‘World Sleep Day’ Should Be a Wake Up Call for Latinos

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:00 Everyone needs proper sleep, especially Latinos. Lack of sleep contributes to heart attacks, diabetes, obesity and other serious health issues that disproportionately affect Latinos, CDC reports. For World Sleep Day on March 17, 2017, let’s explore why sleep is...

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