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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

The Science of SaludToday

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 13:54 The Internet is crazy huge. So, how can health communicators reach the right people with the right health messages? At SaludToday, we’re all about using “digital content curation” to raise awareness of the particular health issues that disproportionately burden Latinos...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/16/16: “Why Women’s Heart Health Matters!”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 15:24 Studies show Latinas are prone to developing heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Latina whites. What can be done to prevent this? Join our “ Why Women’s Heart Health Matters ” #SaludTues Tweetchat on at 12pm CST (1 p.m. EST) Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, to learn more...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/16/16, 1pmET: “WHY Women’s Heart Health Matters!”

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 11:04 Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for Latina women in the U.S. with nearly 21,000 deaths occurring annually among Latino women In fact, studies show Latina women are prone to developing heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic white women! What can be done...

Vaping Could Harm Unborn Babies

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 09:40 New data suggests using e-cigarettes during pregnancy may be as harmful as using tobacco products, DW reports . Researchers at New York University Langone presented results from animal experiments that suggests that vaping while being pregnant may harm the fetus. For...

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.