IHPR’s national network creates culturally relevant tools and stories to inspire people to drive community change for health equity for Latino and all families.
Exito! Research Training
IHPR’s program conducts a summer institute, internships, and ongoing education to increase the number of Latino doctors and cancer researchers.
Redes en Accion
IHPR’s national research network works to reduce Latino cancer through multi-site interventions, researcher training, and community outreach.
Other current projects
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Improving Latino Health
Check out IHPR’s historical inventory of Latino health research projects in cancer, chronic disease, healthy lifestyles, obesity, and more.