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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.