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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

Puerto Ricans Smoke More than Other Latinos

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 08:08 When it comes to smoking, there’s good and bad news for Latinos. The good: Researchers have long known that Latinos adults overall are less likely to smoke cigarettes than their white or black peers. The bad: New data now shows that one particular group of U.S. Latinos...

Public Comments Wanted: How to Get Latino Kids More Physically Active

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 14:40 Bad news: Latino kids don’t get enough physical activity. Good news: You can speak up now for active kids! Public comments are being sought for the second edition of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which sets vital activity recommendations for...

Study: Latino Kids More Open to Smoking

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:32 Latino kids are more likely to start smoking and develop a daily habit than other kids, according to a new study, Reuters reports . The study, led by Sherine El-Toukhy of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, examined “smoking susceptibility...

How a State is Pushing for More Latino Doctors

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:22 What happens in a state where half of people are Latino, but only 5% of doctors are? It means not enough doctors with the cultural competency and understanding of the Latino community to adequately serve them—like in California right now. That is why the Latino...

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