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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

CDC: More Low-Income Teens Getting HPV Vaccine

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 09:03 According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) teens below the poverty line are doing better than their more affluent peers in getting the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), which protects against cervical cancer, NPR Health reports...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 08/04/15: “Parkinson’s Disease: How to Raise Awareness in the Latino Community”

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 12:11 Did you know Parkinson’s disease affects Latinos in big numbers? Let’s break the ice and talk about the disease and its misconceptions and how we can bring more awareness to the Latino community. Join the discussion this coming Tuesday August 04 at 1 p.m. ET along with...

California: Latinos Underrepresented in State and Local Government

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 09:04 In California Latinos are underrepresented in state and local government, according to a report, Los Angeles Times informs . The report by The Leadership California Institute entitled “ The Status of Latinos in California,” shows that although Hispanics make more than...

FDA Approves New Drug Against Cholesterol

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 08:52 The U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) recently approved a new drug against cholesterol, a condition that affects millions of Latinos, Univision News reports. Praulent (inhibitor PCSK9), is part of a new generation of drugs that according to doctors has the...

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.