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Redes En Acción

National network to reduce Latino Cancer.

Exito! Research Training

Training and internships to increase Latino doctors and cancer researchers.

Salud America!

National network to inspire healthy community change for Latino and all families.



Latino Cancer

Redes En Accion: The National Latino Cancer Research Network Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network Redes En Acción is a national collective of researchers and advocates fighting Latino cancer by promoting Latino training opportunities, generating research, and supporting cancer awareness.
CHOICES cover Breast Cancer: Testing Video-Based Clinical Trial Recruitment The study hypothesizes that Latinas who receive an interactive, technology-infused communications intervention will increase self-efficacy and informed decision-making to enter breast cancer clinical trials.
mother with arms around tween daughter Entre Familia: Educating Hispanic Adolescents and their Families on Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination The "Entre Familia" program offers health education about the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer prevention and provides help for people to schedule and remember vaccination appointments for girls and boys ages 11-17 in South Texas.
woman doing yoga Survivorship: Improving Mind and Physical Activity (IMPACT) Improving Mind and Physical ACTivity (IMPACT) tests how different types of exercise—like yoga—best improve cancer survivors’ fitness, quality of life and molecular indicators of future cancer risk.
Vegetables Rx for Better Breast Health Rx for Better Breast Health is a study to teach breast cancer survivors how certain foods may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
Quitxt: Bilingual Quit-Smoking Text Messaging Service Quitxt is a free service on your phone with text messages and online support in English or Spanish to help South Texas young adults quit smoking for good.

Latino Healthy Living

boy hanging from monkey bars Salud America! Promoting Health for Latino Kids Salud America! leads the nation in creating culturally relevant multimedia research, tools, and stories to fuel people to start and support policy, system, and environmental changes in schools and communities to improve Latino child health, reduce disparities, and promote lifelong well-being.
women stretching Enlace: A Promotora-Led Physical Activity Study for Latinas in Texas The IHPR is designing, implementing and evaluating a promotora-led physical activity intervention that takes a comprehensive, multi-level, community-based approach to promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among a particularly underserved segment of Latinas in South Texas.
Girl playing on playground Health4Kids (H4K) Intervention Trial for Hispanic Families The IHPR has launched a five-year, $2.9 million obesity management program that uses family counseling, text messages and newsletters to control weight and spark healthier eating and physical activity habits in obese/overweight Latino kids.

Latino Training

Exito Training Logo Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training Through an annual summer institute and internships, Éxito! seeks to increase diversity in Latino cancer health disparities research and encourage Latino master’s-level students and master’s trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research.
Redes En Accion: The National Latino Cancer Research Network Training/Mentoring Opportunities Through its projects and researchers, the IHPR offers training/mentoring opportunities to high-school and college students through junior faculty in the areas of research methods, health promotion, health disparities and more. If you are interested in participating in IHPR’s training program, complete the Prospective Trainee Survey.