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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

Reccomendations for Pregnant Women in their First Trimester

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:22 Expecting a baby, it’s one of the most magical experiences in a woman’s life, but did you know the first trimester is very important for your baby and your health? Here are a few recommendations for pregnant women in their first trimester from the Someday Starts Now...

What Not to Pass on to Your Loved Ones

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 08:35 You want to pass on family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt or dad’s love of books—but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. That’s why vaccines are so important, especially for Latinos. Few adults know about the need for vaccines and even fewer are fully...

FDA Approves a Mobile Glucose Monitoring System

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 08:48 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Dexcom G5 , a mobile continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM). Photo Credit: Dexcom This new system could be a great relief for the 12.8 percent of Latinos living with diabetes. How will it work? The...

Minorities and Women Underrepresented in Medical Specialties

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 09:18 Minorities, and women are underrepresented in many medical specialties, according to a new study— Fox Health reports. In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine , researchers looked at the number of women and minorities (Hispanic and black) who graduated in 2012. “...

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.