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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.
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

5 Ways to Set the Stage for Success by Latino Youth

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:52 You’ve probably heard stories of how a Latino youth achieved success and overcame poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, discrimination, and other barriers. But how can more youth find such success? A new report by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) examines the personal,...

RSS Test

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 19:31 This is an RSS Test

#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/31/15: How to Bring Fitness Back to Schools & Why This Matters to Latinos

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:30 Latino kids get fewer of the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity AND are more likely to engage in sedentary behaviors, like watching TV, research shows . What can be done to help more Latino kids be active? One of the greatest ways to address inactivity...

7-year-old Boy among 20,000 Latinos on Kidney Transplant List

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:20 Anthony Rivera More than 20,000 U.S. Latinos are on kidney transplant lists, struggling to survive as they wait for a potential life-saving organ donation. Just like 7-year-old Anthony Rivera. The family of Anthony, who live in Illinois, took him to the doctor after he...

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.