CRI Monthly Update

Dear Friend of Canyon Ranch Institute,

On behalf of the entire Canyon Ranch Institute Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome two new members. Dr. Kavita K. Patel and Dr. David Satcher joined the Board in January and will help to govern Canyon Ranch Institute as we work with partners and friends like you to uphold our guiding principles and nourish our many successful partnerships.

If you would like to learn more about how you can support Canyon Ranch Institute or become involved with our innovative programs, please contact me.

Jennifer Cabe, M.A.
In Good Health,
Jennifer Cabe, M.A.
Executive Director
and Board Member 



educate. inspire. empower.

CRI Partner Time to Talk CARDIO Launches Hora de Hablar CARDIO

TIme to Talk CARDIOIn December 2010, Time to Talk CARDIO launched Hora de Hablar CARDIO (Creando la Atención Real y el Diálogo Inmediato en la Oficina) a Spanish-language version of the award-winning Time to Talk CARDIO program tailored specifically to the Hispanic community. Read More


A Bronx Success Story
Canyon Ranch Connection - Winter 2011

CRI Life Enhancement Program

Hilda Colon credits the CRI Life Enhancement Program for helping change her life.

The experience of Hilda Colón, one of the participants in the first class of the CRI Life Enhancement Program at Urban Health Plan in the South Bronx, New York, is featured in the winter 2011 edition of Canyon Ranch Connection. After learning about the integrative approach to physical activity, healthy eating, and stress management, Hilda lost weight and her doctor told her she could stop using insulin to manage her type 2 diabetes. Read More


Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Reviews 2010 Accomplishments and Makes Strategic Plans for 2011
Washington, D.C.
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
At its December 16, 2010, Policy Working Group meeting in Washington, D.C., CRI partner the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) renewed its commitment to helping to ensure that implementation of the health care reform legislation advances prevention and management of chronic disease.  Read More


CRI President Dr. Richard H. Carmona Speaks at Arizona State University Forum on Child Health

Washington, D.C.


Dr. Richard Carmona

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006).

In the United States, nearly one third of children are either overweight or obese, and over 15 million children and adolescents suffer from mental health problems. During a forum titled "America's Children at Peril: Solving the Child Obesity and Mental Health Epidemics," policymakers and national health leaders came together to help identify the cause of these public health crises and to develop strategies to reverse the trends.


CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Dr. Andrew Pleasant Presents at Conferences in India

New Delhi and Bangalore, India

Science and Communication Conferernces in India. CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., delivered presentations about health literacy and behavior change at the 11th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology, in New Delhi, India, and a science communication workshop in Bangalore, India. Read More


CRI Featured in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launch of "Healthy People 2020"

Healthy People 2020 When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Healthy People 2020, a 10-year agenda for improving the health of all Americans, CRI Communications and Operations Director Jan McIntire was featured speaking about the importance of Healthy People 2020 as a "compass" for organizations that are seeking to improve public health. Read More


In the Spotlight
CRI Welcomes Health Leaders to Board of Directors

Tucson, AZ

Dr. Kavita PatelKavita K. Patel, M.D., M.S.H.S., serves as health policy program director at New America Foundation and previously held the role of director of policy for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Prior to that position, she served as the deputy staff director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee under the leadership of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Dr. David SatcherDavid Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., FAAFP, FACPM, FACP, 16th Surgeon General of the United States (1998-2001) is founder and director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Center of Excellence on Health Disparities at the Morehouse School of Medicine. From February 1998 through January 2001, Dr. Satcher served simultaneously in the positions of Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health. He has received over 40 honorary degrees and numerous distinguished honors.


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Open Position at CRI

At Canyon Ranch Institute, our team is committed to our vision of optimal health for all people. We're expanding our leading-edge partnerships and programs and currently have an opening for an Administrative Coordinator. Learn More


Upcoming Events  


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 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 on the CRI integrative health model that is transforming the lives of people in Cleveland and in communities across the country.

April 7, 2011

Intercontinental Hotel
8800 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44106


4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit 

The Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit brings together experts in the fields of health care, adult literacy, and health policy. CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS will deliver the keynote address. CRI Executive Director Jennifer Cabe, M.A., CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., and CRI Board Member Kavita K. Patel, M.D., M.S.H.S., will also deliver presentations. Conference tracks include Health Care Providers, Adult Literacy Providers, Patient Education, Vulnerable Populations, and Organizational Change. Click here to learn more and register.    


April 12 to 13, 2011 

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant  Energy Center Way 

Madison, WI 53713


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