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.
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.
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.
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.
Rx for Better Breast Health is a study to teach breast cancer survivors how certain foods may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
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.
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.
Entre Familia: Educating Hispanic Adolescents and their Families on Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination
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.
Enlace: A Partnership to Promote Physical Activity Among Mexican Immigrant Women This study used a community-based participatory research approach to identify and understand factors that influence physical activity behavior for Mexican immigrant women in South Carolina and Texas.
Hispanic/Latino Genetics Community Consultation Network (HLGCCN) This sought to increase Latino participation in genetics research by pilot-testing a participatory model of community consultation among a sample of representatives of U.S. Latinos to identify, prioritize, and disseminate information on genetics issues.