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.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:16
Today is Wear Blue Day to celebrate Men’s Health Week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death among Latino men are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, diabetes, and strokes. Unfortunately, Latino men are less...
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:40
According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans, living in the U.S., have poorer health than other Latino groups, The Bismarck Tribune reports. The report shows that 3 in 10 Puerto Ricans and 1...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 11:12
Despite growing up in the worst financial crisis in 80 years, the teenagers of Generation Z—those born after 1995—have broken records in education and health, but the progress is not equal among minority children especially Latinos, according to the 2016 Kids Count...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:27
Research has proven numerous times that breastfeeding reduces obesity, helps babies fight infections, and lowers the risk of asthma. According to new research, children that were breastfed also behave better in school, Time Live reports. Researchers from Glasgow...
Check out Salud America!'s video on a new campaign.
To inform and educate the San Antonio community on just how much sugar is in the beverages people consume daily, health officials and community leaders partnered to launch the bilingual Sugar-Packed marketing campaign.
Each year, the Exito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program selects master's-level students and master's-trained health professionals from across the nation to attend a five-day summer institute in San Antonio, offering tools, tips, role models and motivation to encourage participants to pursue a doctoral degree and a career studying how cancer affects Latinos differently.
Participants also are eligible for internships.
Exito! is based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and funded by the National Cancer Institute.