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, March 25, 2019 - 11:26
In a joint policy statement today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) endorsed five public health measures—including excise taxes—to reduce kids’ consumption of sugary drinks. The statement appears in the April 2019 issue...
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:05
Childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences. Mental health issues. Whatever you call it, trauma impacts a child’s brain and body . It undermines a child’s ability to learn, build relationships, and contribute in the classroom. Schools can play a big role in...
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 14:17
In medical school, physicians are trained to exclude their own personal upbringings, and that of their patients, from clinical decisions. That doesn’t always happen in reality. In fact, doctors are often susceptible to their unconscious bias , research shows...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 13:40
Latinos are twice as likely as whites to develop and die from diabetes in their lifetime. Diabetes threatens the health of Latino regions across the country. In Texas, 13% of San Antonio’s population has diabetes. 17% of people have diabetes in border cities of...
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.