Health Disparities

A boy and his mother with fresh vegetables

New ‘School Food Pantry Action Pack’ available

December 7, 2018

By Cliff Despres More than 15 percent of Texas homes are food insecure, meaning they don’t have enough food. Kids in these homes don’t know where their next meal is coming from. How can schools support help these children? The new “School Food Pantry Action Pack” from Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio is […]



IHPR honored with Icons in Healthcare Award

April 18, 2018

Congratulations to Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr. P.H., and the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health Science San Antonio for receiving the Icons in Healthcare Award.


San Antonio Express-News: Latino cancer researchers set course for more study

March 5, 2018

This story was published in the San Antonio Express-News March 4. By Elaine Ayala Ask Latinos what disease is most likely to claim their lives, and their answers are likely to be cardiovascular disease or death by diabetes. Wrong. While heart disease remains the leading cause of death for non-Hispanic whites, in 2009 cancer replaced […]


Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos Conference set

October 24, 2017

Latinos are expected to face a 142 percent rise in cancer cases in coming years



Acting surgeon general shares insights at Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference

May 5, 2017

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, is first nurse and non-physician to be named acting to the post.




Liver cancer in Latinos linked to contaminated food

April 5, 2017

A new UT Health San Antonio study found that Latinos with liver cancer had much higher levels of aflatoxins than those without liver cancer.