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 UT Health San Antonio investigates causes of and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer, disease and obesity among Latinos in South Texas and beyond.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 06:00
What you eat can affect your cancer risk. That’s important for Latinos, for whom cancer is the No. 1 killer. Cervical, liver, and prostate cancer are some of the most common types that disproportionately affect Latinos. How can food help? Your diet can help combat...
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 06:00
So many good things happen when kids go outside and play. Kids who are physically active have better grades, school attendance, and behavior than kids who aren’t, according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Unfortunately, Latino kids lack...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:12
It is a sad, but true, fact. More Latinos and other Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed, and coping with anxiety on a regular basis. About 8.3 million U.S. adults (3.5%) suffer from serious psychological distress, statistics show. What’s worse, many are...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 06:00
Nearly 1 in 5 Latinos suffers a mental health problem. But Latinos are less likely than other groups to seek out treatment for mental health conditions. They fear being stigmatized. They lack of health insurance. They face cultural barriers. Or they simply a fail to...
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.