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Blog and social media campaign to improve Latino health.
Redes En Acción
National network to reduce Latino Cancer.
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Training and internships to increase Latino doctors and cancer researchers.
Salud America!
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

Latina Students Create Mobile App to Help Teens Deal with Anxiety & Depression

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 15:22 The winning team from Tri-Tech created an app designed to help teens deal with anxiety and depression. Source: A team of five students, including three Latinas, from Tri-Tech Skills Center in...

Alicia Nunez: An Èxito! Grad’s Whose Bicultural Heritage Helps Her Boost Latino Health

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:31 Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2014 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for the 2015 Èxito! program. Alicia Nunez San Diego, Calif. Born in Chula Vista, Calif., and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Alicia Nunez...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/3/15: Celebrating Latina Health: Habits & Heroes

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 08:17 March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements women throughout history have made that make our world a better place. In honor of this month, we’re celebrating Latina health and the women who inspire us to live life to the fullest . We know...

‘Por Ahí Dicen': Latinas, Discuss Sexual Health with Your Children

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 07:56 Some Latina moms are hesitant or withhold certain facts when discussing sex with their children, according to a Mass Live report . That why a new Spanish-language campaign, “Por Ahí Dicen,” will encourage Puerto Rican mothers in Massachusetts to discuss sex and sexual...

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.

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    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.