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Blog and social media campaign to improve Latino health.
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National network to reduce Latino Cancer.
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Training and internships to increase Latino doctors and cancer researchers.
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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 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

Bilingual App Provides Information and Comfort to Breast Cancer Patients

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 08:21 Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Latinas. But now, thanks to “My Cancer Journey Apps,” available in English and Spanish for iPhone and Android, women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer will have a 24/7 companion providing them with answers and...

Report: Only 1.5 Million Latinos Will Be Ready to Own a Home by 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 08:01 In the next five years, 40 percent of new households that form will be headed by a Latino. According to Hispanics & Home Ownership: Closing the Gap, a new report by The Demand Institute , more than 4 million Hispanics hope to own a home, but only 1.5 million...

San Antonio: Free Event on 6/13/15 to Explore Women’s Cancer, Healing Foods, and More

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 08:02 Cancer survivors and healthcare providers are invited to explore diet, spirituality, and more at the inaugural Women’s Survivorship Summit from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, with support from the San Antonio...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 06/2/15: How to Get Latinos to Eat their Veggies

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 15:44 June is National Fruit and Vegetable month. Doctors recommend an average of 2 cups a day of veggies, but Latinos on average eat less than the national recommendation. How can we change that? Join us along with USDA-Choose My Plate and FoodCorps to come up with ways we...

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.