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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

Study: Latinos Spend More Time Traveling To and Waiting for Medical Care

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 09:08 A recent study by the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine found Latinos and other minorities spend more time traveling to and waiting for medical care, Fox Health reports. For the study, researchers used a sample of 4,000 people who reported their wait times...

Meg Reyes: Sobreviviente de cáncer de seno

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 14:52 Meg Reyes, fue diagnosticada con cáncer de seno con apenas 33 años “Solamente requería una tumorectomía”, dice ella, “pero a causa del tamaño de mi tumor mis doctores fueron muy agresivos con mi tratamiento y me removieron 16 ganglios”. Con el apoyo incondicional de...

Mary Gonzalez: Latina Cancer Survivor

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 09:13 A few months after her mother’s death, Mary Gonzalez asked her doctor, if she should have a mammogram, the doctor said she was too young. Two years after she found a lump under her arm and after insisting to have it checked she found out it was breast cancer. “It was...

#SaludTues Tweetchat: “Breast Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives”

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 14:24 Although Latinas have lower rates of breast cancer, it is still the leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. According to the the Susan G. Komen Foundation , only 64% of Latinas have had a mammogram in the last two years compared to 67% White, non-Hispanic and...

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.