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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 >>

 

You Make Healthy Dreams Come True

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July 1, 2014 - Tucson, AZ

In this presentation by CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, 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'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.

 

CRI's Andrew Pleasant Presents at Tufts University Health Literacy Leadership Institute

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June 9-13, 2014 - Boston, MA

CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., presented on how to build logic models and how to evaluate health literacy programs at Tufts University’s one-week intensive Health Literacy Leadership workshop. Over the week, participants learned to identify health literacy as an complex challenge to individuals and organizations alike, write measurable health literacy learning objectives and evaluation plans, and develop health literacy educational programs through peer learning exercises and lectures offered by Tufts University faculty and expert guest speakers such as Andrew.

 

CRI Board Member David Satcher and CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant Present at the Oklahoma Public Health Association Conference

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May 8-9, 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK

CRI Board Member and 16th Surgeon General of the United States David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., delivered the keynote address at the 2014 Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) Conference, and spoke about the social determinants of health and efforts in Oklahoma to ensure health equity for all. CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., presented the keynote address at the Second Oklahoma Health Literacy Summit, which was held in conjunction with the OPHA conference. Andrew emphasized why health literacy is a powerful tool for behavior change and how its use can help eliminate health disparities.

 

CRI Team Members Present at Institute for Healthcare Advancement's 13th Annual Health Literacy Conference

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May 7-9, 2014 - Irvine, CA

Several CRI team members presented at Institute for Healthcare Advancement's 13th Annual Health Literacy Conference. CRI Board member Kavita Patel, M.D., M.S.H.S., delivered the keynote: “Beyond Enrollment: Helping the Newly Insured be Part of the Solution.” CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H., provided a poster presentation about the CRI Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) for Families that aims to improve the health of children and adults in underserved communities. CRI Program and Evaluation Coordinator Amy Martin presented a poster about improving healthcare by improving health literacy. CRI Stakeholder Relations Coordinator Maggie King presented a poster about the formative research design for the Healthy SMART Schools Program.

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CRI Partner Urban Health Plan Launches First CRI Healthy Table Program

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April 24, 2014 - Bronx, NY

CRI Partner Urban Health Plan (UHP) celebrated the opening of the Simpson Pavilion, a state-of-the-art health care facility that will enable UHP to care for an additional 20,000 South Bronx residents. Included in the Pavilion is a demonstration kitchen that offers the CRI Healthy Table program, which helps create a healthier community through fun and educational sessions focused on shopping for healthy foods on a budget, and learning to cook healthy delicious dishes and meals. Read the news release >>

 

New Frontiers in Optimal Wellness: Brain Health, Genomics and Epigenetics

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April 21, 2014 - Tucson, AZ

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS presented information about the latest advances in health-related sciences to an audience of guests at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ. Research now demonstrates that making good health decisions for the body also benefits the brain, increasing cognitive function even as we age.
 

CRI’s Chuck Palm and Russ Newberg at the 2014 Arizona Public Health Association Conference

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April 11, 2014 – Tempe, AZ

At the 2014 Arizona Public Health Association (AzPHA) Spring Conference in Tempe, AZ, CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H., co-presented “Improving the Health of Children and Adults in an Underserved Community: The Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program for Families with Tucson Medical Center,” with Mary Atkinson, R.D., Director of Wellness at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. CRI Coordinator Russ Newberg, M.P.A., presented a poster entitled, “Effects of Open Spaces in Urban Areas on Human Health.” Together, these presentations highlighted CRI’s commitment to wellness and supported the conference theme, “Making Healthy Eating & Active Living the Easy Choice.”

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CRI President Richard H. Carmona Delivers Keynote Address at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting

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March 29, 2014 - Orlando, FL

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, delivered the keynote address at the 2014 American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. Richard emphasized the role of pharmacists as public health providers and highlighted the opportunity pharmacists have to translate science for patients. Noting that most chronic disease is preventable, Richard discussed how pharmacists have an opportunity to communicate directly with patients about how behavior changes like diet and physical activity can lessen the risk of disease.

 
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Upcoming Events

Canyon Ranch Guest Lecture: "30 Days to a Better Brain"
July 21, 2014
Lenox, MA

CRI President Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, will present ways to keep your brain younger, longer through strategies that stave off cognitive decline, improve cardiovascular fitness, and enjoy better all-around health.

Canyon Ranch in Tucson 
July 29, 2014
Tucson, AZ

CRI Senior Advisor for Outreach Jan McIntire will present “You Make Healthy Dreams Come True” about how Canyon Ranch guest experiences inform the work of Canyon Ranch Institute in helping inspire people in numerous low-income communities nationwide to make healthy changes in their lives and their communities. 

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Community Forum: “Telling our Story”
October 7, 2014
Denver, CO

CRI President Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, will deliver a speech on the aging workforce in relation to Latino populations, and the role of caregiving in Latino communities.

Tucson Medical Center Annual Cardiovascular Symposium
October 11, 2014
Tucson, AZ

CRI President Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, will present “Prevention, Preparedness, Plagues and Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General,” and discuss the mounting preventable national and global disease and economic burden, and the intersection of public health policy and politics.

CyraCom International - The Healthcare Language Services Summit
October 16, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

CRI President Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, will deliver the keynote address on the business case for diversity and patient quality and safety in the workforce.

5th Annual Health Literacy Missouri Summit and Tribute Awards Dinner
October 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.

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 & Musculoskeletal 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
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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