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Blog and social media campaign to improve Latino health.
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National network to reduce Latino Cancer.
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Training and internships to increase Latino doctors and cancer researchers.
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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

#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/21/15: Eliminating Latino Health Disparities During the Early Years

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:10 Photo Source: Building a healthy foundation during the early years is important for all children. Yet research shows that Latino kids continue to suffer from higher rates of obesity compared to children of other race/ethnicities. So where does the...

Making Awesome Changes: Teen Gets Healthy Breakfast Cart at School

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 08:17 A nutritious breakfast is important for on-the-go kids. Michaelie Love, a junior at Lee High School in San Antonio, found few of her peers ate breakfast, so she helped bring a breakfast cart with fast, low-fat, low-sugar, and whole-grain options at her school. Love’s...

Tell Taco Bell: Quit Pushing Sugary Drinks

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 07:04 One word can describe Taco Bell’s drink lineup: Sugary. Taco Bell recently added six new sugary drinks and became the first fast-food giant to offer Manzanita Sol, an apple-flavored soda most popular in Mexico, a nod to its Latin-inspired cuisine. Manzanita Sol packs a...

Report: Access to Health Care is Improving for Hispanics, but More Work Remains

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:18 Access to health care after the Affordable Care Act is improving among all racial/ethnic groups, especially Hispanics, but more work remains, according to a new report. According to the report, the 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report , the nation’s...

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.