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CRI’s Andrew Pleasant Awarded Cecilia and Leonard Doak Health Literacy Champion Award

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October 23-24, 2014 – Kansas City, MO

CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., received the Cecilia and Leonard Doak Health Literacy Champion Award during the Tribute Awards dinner at the 5th Annual Health Literacy Missouri and Kansas Summit. The summit, titled “Health Literacy: What You Can Do to Improve Practice and Change Lives,” featured a variety of health literacy panel discussions and workshops, and celebrated the contributions of the nation’s top health literacy scholars.
 

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 Healthy Community Kick-Off

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September 24, 2014 - Tucson, AZ

Canyon Ranch Institute launched our partnership with the non-profit Grow 2B Fit with more than 40 volunteers offering cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, relaxation sessions, and planting a schoolyard garden at Apollo Middle School in Tucson, AZ. The CRI Healthy Community kick-off was attended by more than 70 community members from the low-income community of south Tucson. The CRI Healthy Community Program is an ongoing effort at Apollo Middle School, sponsored by the Zuckerman Family Foundation and hosted by Grow 2B Fit and CRI, to help kids and families advance health literacy, explore new healthy behaviors, and improve their health outcomes. View photos >>

 

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.

 

CRISP Luncheon with Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar

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August 20, 2014 – Savannah, GA

Savannah business, civic, health, and education leaders were called to action at this luncheon hosted by Savannah civic leaders Charles H. and Rosalie Morris and Ruth White, General Manager of Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar. Community leaders came together to celebrate the innovation of Savannah leaders such as the Morrises and Pacci in creating a culture and community dedicated to improving health and well-being for everyone across Savannah. CRI President Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, and CRI Executive Director Jennifer Cabe, M.A., encouraged event participants to join CRISP (Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership) by collaborating with Canyon Ranch Institute and numerous organizations across Savannah to support CRISP wellness initiatives. The luncheon also featured a demonstration cooking event by Pacci Executive Chef Roberto Leoci, who then served the healthy pasta dish and greens from the CRI Healthy Garden to the event guests.

 
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Upcoming Events

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.

CRI Healthy Garden at Trustees Garden
November 1, 2014
Savannah, GA

Savannah residents are invited to the CRI Healthy Garden at Trustees Garden to learn food and flower gardening techniques, meditation practices, and relaxation exercises.

CRI Healthy Community with Apollo Middle School and Grow 2B Fit
November 1, 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.

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 Health 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 and Exposition
November 15-19, 2014
New Orleans, LA

CRI Program and Operations Coordinator Russ Newberg, M.P.A., CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H., and CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant will present about the CRI Life Enhancement Program, the CRI Healthy Garden program, and other CRI activities. In addition, CRI partner Berkshire Health System (BHS) is being recognized for their video about how the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program with BHS is improving health and wellness of Berkshire County and the patients served by BHS. Watch the video.

You Make Healthy Dreams Come True
December 18, 2014
Tucson, AZ

CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H., 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.

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