CRI Monthly Update

Dear Friend of Canyon Ranch Institute,

Nearly two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. To help reverse this harmful trend, Canyon Ranch Institute partners with the STOP Obesity Alliance at The George Washington University. The Alliance is a national group of organizations who are changing how our nation perceives and approaches the problem of obesity, overweight, and weight-related health risks, including heart disease and diabetes.

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, the Alliance's Health and Wellness Chairperson, will host a webinar on June 16 to issue the Alliance's newest policy recommendation about the importance of physical activity for good health. Please click here to register for the free webinar.


Jennifer Cabe, M.A.
In Good Health,

Jennifer Cabe, M.A.

Executive Director

and Board Member 




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CRI Launches New Website 

June 2011


Our new website is live at


We selected PICnet, a web development company that works with and understands the unique needs of non-profit organizations, through a competitive RFP process. PICnet's "Non-Profit Soapbox" product provides a cost-effective, dynamic way to manage our website and engage with friends like you.

As you explore our new website, please email us your comments or suggestions.
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CRI's new website.



Richard H. Carmona Delivers the Keynote CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, delivered the Summit's keynote, "Health Literacy: The Currency for Global Health Diplomacy." CRI Board Member Kavita Patel, M.D., M.S.H.S., presented on health literacy and policy. CRI Health Literacy andKavita Patel and Andrew Pleasant at the Health Literacy Summit Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., spoke about CRI's work in health literacy and about health literacy measurement. CRI was a Lead Sponsor of the Summit. Read More



CRI Partnerships and Policies Director Christine L. Sardo Addresses the Ohio Dietetics Association   

Cleveland, OH


Christine L. Sardo Speaks at ODACRI Partnerships and Policies Director Christine L. Sardo, M.P.H., R.D., led the session, "Transforming Communities through the Canyon Ranch Institute Integrative Health Promotion Model." Read More  



2010 CRI Annual Report 

 2010 CRI Annual Report 

Download the 2010 CRI Annual Report to learn more about how we are collaborating with our partners to realize the power and possibility of a healthy world. Read Report  








In the Spotlight

CRI and El Rio Community Health Center Launch CRI Life Enhancement Program  

Tucson, AZ

CRI LEP with El Rio

A visit to a South Tucson grocery store was part of the CRI LEP Bridge Practicum.


CRI and our partner El Rio Community Health Center held a successful three-day Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) Bridge Practicum. 


The CRI LEP with El Rio is designed to help people living and working in South Tucson achieve optimal health and joyful living through taking small, realistic steps to improve health literacy, focus on prevention, and adopt the integrative health model. Read More 

Mel Zuckerman with the CRI LEP with El Rio team.

CRI Founder Mel Zuckerman (center) spoke with the Core Team of the CRI LEP with El Rio during the CRI LEP Bridge Practicum.



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upcoming events   

STOP Obesity Alliance Webinar  

CRI President and STOP Obesity Alliance Health and Wellness Chairperson 

Richard H. Carmona will host a free webinar to introduce the STOP Obesity Alliance's newest policy recommendation. 


June 16, 2011  

10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time 



LOHAS Forum 2011

CRI Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe will speak at the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Forum about societal integration of wellness.


June 22-24, 2011
Boulder, Colorado  



IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy Workshop

This Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop will focus on statewide activities in health literacy. CRI is represented on the Roundtable by Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant.    


July 19, 2011

8:30 a.m. Eastern Time 

Washington, D.C. 


Test your knowledge

All of CRI's programs help empower people to prevent disease. Of the more than $2 trillion spent on health care each year in the United States, approximately what percentage is spent on prevention? 

o 2%
o 10%

o 16%

Click here for the answer and to learn more about prevention.


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