|Dear Friend of Canyon Ranch Institute,|
Spring is a time of growth and rejuvenation. Here at CRI, we are thrilled to see seeds we planted years ago blossom into cherished partnerships and evidence-based programs that are bringing light and hope into so many lives. With your generous support and enthusiasm, the CRI Board of Directors, partners, and staff achieved in just three years the outcomes that were established in our Five-Year Strategic Plan (2008-2013).
To ensure that we can keep this momentum going, please take a moment to let us know how you would like to join us in making a difference.
In Good Health,
Jennifer Cabe, M.A.
and Board Member
CRI Partner Sullivan County Memorial Hospital Participates in Legislative Outreach in Missouri
Jefferson City, MO
From left: Rachel Hall, Sullivan County Memorial Hospital health literacy director, and Amy Michael, Sullivan County Memorial Hospital CEO, present a poster about the CRI Life Enhancement Program in Sullivan County, MO.
In February, the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) hosted "MFH Day at the Capitol," an annual advocacy workshop and health fair to connect MFH grantees with their state legislators. The goal of the program is to help legislators better understand the health needs within their communities, and for MFH grantees to communicate the role of their efforts in addressing those health needs. MFH funds the CRI Life Enhancement Program in Sullivan County, MO.
NCTA Council of Experts Discusses Next Generation of National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
Cancer is a public health crisis that touches the life of every American. There are 12 million Americans living with cancer, and cancer costs Americans more than $400 billion each year in treatment and in lost work.
To improve cancer prevention and survivorship in the United States and world, the National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship (NCTA) Council of Experts met to discuss new ideas and existing initiatives that could be employed to create the next generation of the NCTA.
CRI President Dr. Richard H. Carmona Presents Keynote at the Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association Celebration
From left: Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the U.S. (2002-2006); Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., FACPM, Former Acting U.S. Surgeon General (2006); and Robert Williams, P.E., DEE, Former
Chief of Staff, Office of the Surgeon General.
CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, addressed members of the Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association, which has one of the largest memberships of officers serving in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Read More
CRI Strategic Plan for 2011
The Canyon Ranch Institute Strategic Plan for 2011 outlines strategic priorities that CRI is following to catalyze the power and possibility of health for all people.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month
Are you eating for optimal health? The American Dietetic Association named March National Nutrition Month, and this year's theme is Eat Right with Color
There's no better time to examine your food choices and make sure you're painting your plate with brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Nutrition is a cornerstone of integrative health, which is one of the main components of the CRI Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP). CRI partner Urban Health Plan in the South Bronx, NY, is commemorating National Nutrition Month through nutrition activities and events for their patient community.Click here
for nutritional information, recipes, and to learn more about healthy eating habits.
Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit
CRI team members will present several sessions at the 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit April 12 and 13 in Madison, WI. The Summit brings together experts in the fields of health care, adult literacy, and health policy. CRI is also a Lead Sponsor of the Summit.
CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, will deliver the Summit's keynote address. CRI Executive Director Jennifer Cabe, M.A.; CRI Board Member Kavita K. Patel, M.D., M.S.H.S.; and CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., will also present. Conference tracks include Health Care Providers, Adult Literacy Providers, Patient Education, Vulnerable Populations, and Organizational Change.
The Summit is co-presented by the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) and Health Literacy Wisconsin, a division of Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.
Click here to learn more and register.
Registration deadline is March 28.
The Season of Chocolate
Cancer Support Community
In this article, CRI Partnerships and Policies Director Christine L. Sardo, M.P.H., R.D., explains the health benefits of chocolate. Read More
Modulation of Genetic and Epigenetic Biomarkers of Colorectal Cancer in Humans by Black Raspberries: A Phase I Pilot Study
Clinical Cancer Research
CRI Partnerships and Policies Director Christine L. Sardo, M.P.H., R.D., is a co-author of this article about the effects of black raspberries on tumor progression in colorectal cancer patients at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read More
Washington Spa Alliance Symposium
CRI Executive Director Jennifer Cabe, M.A., will speak about how CRI is transferring the best practices of the world-renowned Canyon Ranch Health Resorts to underserved communities to prevent and reduce chronic diseases through an integrative health approach.
March 24, 2011
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
Health Literacy, Integrative Health, and Prevention: Policy, Research and Practice
CRI Executive Director Jennifer Cabe, M.A., and CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., will speak with faculty, staff, and students at the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation about integrative approaches to health literacy and overall wellness.
March 31, 2011
Arizona State University
College of Nursing and Health Innovation
500 N. Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Ohio Dietetic Association 90th Annual Meeting
CRI Partnerships and Policies Director Christine L. Sardo, M.P.H., R.D., will present a session about the CRI integrative health model that is transforming the lives of people in Cleveland and in communities across the country.
April 7, 2011
8800 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit
Refer to "In the Spotlight" article in this CRI Monthly Update for more information.
April 12 and 13, 2011
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
The American Dietetic Association encourages Americans to eat at least 3 ounces of whole grains a day. Is popcorn considered a whole grain?
Click here for the answer and learn how to incorporate healthy foods into your diet.