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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. Rich also shared ways to keep your brain younger through strategies that stave off cognitive decline, improve cardiovascular fitness, and promote all-around good health.

 

Gratitude in the Garden: CRISP honors volunteers and replants for fall

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Connect Savannah - September 16, 2014

To celebrate the volunteers who have planted and maintained the bountiful CRI Healthy Garden at Trustees’ Garden, Canyon Ranch Institute held a two-part event on August 23. First, participants harvested leftover summer produce and planted new beds for the fall growing season. Volunteers then enjoyed a celebratory breakfast and learned about what’s next for the Garden. CRI also presented ten Certificates of Appreciation to standout volunteers.

 

You Make Healthy Dreams Come True

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September 8, 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'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.

 

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 >>

 
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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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