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CRI Founders Mel and Enid Zuckerman Honored at Urban Health Plan Crimson Ball

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October 23, 2014 – Bronx, NY

Members of the Canyon Ranch Institute team attended the Urban Health Plan (UHP) Crimson Ball to celebrate the health center’s 40th anniversary and the 85th birthday of UHP Founder Richard Izquierdo, M.D. At the event, CRI Founders and Board Members Mel and Enid Zuckerman were honored for their commitment to improving health and wellness in the South Bronx, NY, through the CRI Life Enhancement Program with UHP.

 

CRI President Richard H. Carmona Delivers Keynote at the Healthcare Language Services Summit

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October 16, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ

At CyraCom International’s Healthcare Language Services Summit, CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, delivered a keynote address about the evolving healthcare landscape and how to provide quality care for increasingly diverse populations. His presentation focused on patient safety, care quality, health literacy, and the Affordable Care Act in the context of the workplace.

 

You Make Healthy Dreams Come True

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October 14, 2014 - Tucson, AZ

In this presentation by CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H., guests at Canyon Ranch in Tucson learn how they relate to the development of the best practices of Canyon Ranch that are embedded in CRI programs. The discussion focuses on the CRI Life Enhancement Program that helps inspire people in low-income communities nationwide to make healthy changes in their lives and their communities.

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CRI President Richard H. Carmona Presents at the 2014 TMC CardioVascular Symposium

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October 11, 2014 – Tucson, AZ

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, presented “Prevention, Preparedness, Plagues and Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General” at Tucson Medical Center’s 2014 CardioVascular Symposium. In his presentation, he examined the mounting health and economic burden of preventable diseases, and the intersection of public health and politics.

 

CRI’s Andrew Pleasant Presents at the Regional Health Literacy Coalition

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October 3, 2014 – Pittsburgh, PA

CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., gave the keynote presentation, “Advancing Health Literacy: What Role for Technology?” at the Regional Health Literacy Coalition meeting. The meeting focused on technology in health and healthcare. Andrew’s presentation centered on the vast, and largely unrealized, potential to improve health and well-being by using disruptive and transformative technologies to further advance health literacy.

 

CRI’s Andrew Pleasant Presents at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

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October 2, 2014 – Pittsburgh, PA

CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., presented “Health Literacy: A Powerful Tool for Health” to University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing faculty and staff. His presentation focused on the value of finding, evaluating, understanding, communicating, and using health information to make informed decisions about health and well-being.

 

CRI President Richard H. Carmona Presents 30 Days to a Better Brain

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September 18, 2014 – Tucson, AZ

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, discussed the latest information about brain science and health from his recently published book, 30 Days to a Better Brain, with guests at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. Richard also shared ways to keep your brain younger through strategies that stave off cognitive decline, improve cardiovascular fitness, and promote all-around good health.

 

CRI's Ted Vickey Presents at the IDEA World Convention

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August 14, 2014 - Anaheim, CA

CRI Senior Advisor for Disruptive Health Technologies Ted Vickey, M.S., presented at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Anaheim, CA on August 14. The presentation titled, "How Technology Is Changing the Future of Fitness" reviewed how health, fitness, and wellness providers can use existing mobile apps, websites, wearables, and online technologies with their clients. These new innovations give people insights into their fitness levels and help them better understand their overall health. When used by personal trainers, health coaches, and others in the wellness field, these technologies allow for the potential of greater access to a diverse population, no matter their zip code.

 

Health Literacy Missouri recognizes CRI’s Andrew Pleasant with Cecilia and Leonard Doak Health Literacy Champion Award

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July 21, 2014 – St. Louis, MO

Health Literacy Missouri selected CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., to receive the Cecilia and Leonard Doak Health Literacy Champion Award. The award, which will be conferred October 24, 2014, at a ceremony in Missouri, recognizes Andrew as a health literacy leader, and celebrates his successful efforts to improve health literacy and well-being among all people. Read the news release >>

 

CRI's Ted Vickey Presents at the European Health and Fitness Association Executive Leadership Forum

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June 16, 2014 - Berlin, Germany

CRI Senior Advisor for Disruptive Health Technologies Ted Vickey, M.S., presented at the European Health and Fitness Association Executive Leadership Forum in Berlin, Germany in the morning presentation sessions on June 16th. Questions and comments from the morning presentations informed an afternoon discussion with forum attendees to brainstorm how wearable technologies can become a positive disruptive force within the health and fitness space not only in Europe, but around the world.

 
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Upcoming Events

Urban Health Plan Crimson Ball
October 23, 2014
Bronx, NY

CRI Team Members will attend The Crimson Ball to celebrate Urban Health Plan’s 40th anniversary and honor Mel and Enid Zuckerman, Founders of Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa, among other honorees.

5th Annual Health Literacy Missouri Summit and Tribute Awards Dinner
October 23-24, 2014
Kansas City, MO

CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., will receive the Cecilia and Leonard Doak Health Literacy Champion Award at the 5th Annual Health Literacy Missouri Summit and Tribute Awards Dinner.

CRI Healthy Community with Apollo Middle School and Grow 2B Fit
October 25, 2014
Tucson, AZ


CRI, Apollo Middle School, and Grow 2B Fit are hosting a series of first-ever CRI Healthy Community events that are free, open to everyone, and feature cooking demonstrations, exercise and relaxation activities, and gardening.

AZ Health Equity Conference 
October 30, 2014
Glendale, AZ

CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., will represent CRI at the AZ Health Equity Conference on current health equity research and outreach in Arizona.

2014 World Trauma Symposium - Scott Frame Memorial Lecture
November 10, 2014
Nashville, TN

CRI President Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, will present “Lessons from Down Range: The Past, Present and Future of EMS” on the origin, evolution, current state, and future of U.S. Emergency Medical Systems.

Movement is Life - National Caucus on Arthritis & Muscoloskeletal Disparities
November 13, 2014
Washington, D.C.

CRI President Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, will present the keynote address “A Surgeon General’s Dilemma: Obesity Everywhere” and discuss eliminating minority health disparities as they relate to obesity and musculoskeletal diseases.

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
November 15-19, 2014
New Orleans, LA

Members of the CRI team will deliver oral and poster presentations about the integrative health model, health literacy, and improving health outcomes at the APHA 2014 Annual Meeting.

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