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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

Mercedes Watson: Social Worker Brings Healing to Others

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:03 Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. The soft touch of a crocheted blanket reminds Mercedes Watson of her grandmother, who taught her how to crochet and...

Investigación: Los niños latinos consumen más bebidas azucaradas que los niños no latinos

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 07:08 Los bebés latinos son dos veces más propensos a recibir bebidas azucaradas que sus pares no Latinos, y tres de cada cuatro niños latinos han tenido una bebida azucarada a la edad de 2 años, lo que contribuye a sus tasas altas de obesidad, de acuerdo con un nuevo...

Sugary Drinks Can Seriously Impact Health for Latino Preschoolers

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 07:31 Sugary drinks are a rising threat to the health of Latino preschoolers. Being Latino and drinking sugary beverages at least once in the past week were associated with 2.3 times the odds of severe obesity in kindergarten, which can lead to obesity-related diseases,...

One Group’s Epic Effort to Solve Hunger and Boost Latino Health

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 08:23 SaludToday Guest Blogger National Council of La Raza (NCLR) The holidays are upon us. So is the temptation for Latino and all families to eat, drink and be merry—but there are ways to approach the season with an eye toward choosing nutritious food, cooking healthy...

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