Canyon Ranch Institute


Dear Friend of Canyon Ranch Institute,


Optimal health for all people is our mission and our focus. To meet our mission, Canyon Ranch Institute partners with communities, companies, health care organizations, schools and universities, fellow non-profits, and individuals.  


We invite you to spread the word about what CRI and our partners are doing to advance health literacy, improve prevention, and eliminate health disparities. To tell a friend about CRI, forward this e-newsletter by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.  


Jennifer Cabe, M.A.  In Good Health,

  Jennifer Cabe, M.A.

  Executive Director and

  Board Member 


educate. inspire. empower.


CRI Supports STOP Obesity Alliance Task Force Recommendations on Essential Health Benefits

Washington, D.C.  


STOP Logo 9-20-11 CRI and 11 other members of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance comprised a task force to prepare recommendations about including obesity-related services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) essential health benefits package. The Task Force believes obesity and related diseases should be given the same consideration as any other health condition. In addition, CRI President and Alliance Health and Wellness Chairperson Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in support of the Alliance's recommendations. Read more 


CRI LIVESTRONG Celebrating Life After Cancer Follow-up Report Indicates Success
Tucson, AZ 


CRI partnered with     LIVESTRONG

and Canyon Ranch in 2010 to offer Celebrating Life After Cancer at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. CRI developed a six-month post-program online survey to gather feedback about the program and the participants' goals and has issued a report with the results.  

Read more


CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant Attends IOM Meeting 

Washington, D.C.   


CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., represents CRI on the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Health Literacy. At the July meeting, the focus was on the intersections between health literacy and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  Read more 



Arkansas Health Literacy Partnership Conference Keynoted by Andrew Pleasant 

Little Rock, AR


Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D. At a three-day conference to identify how health literacy research and best practices can be put into place across Arkansas, CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., provided the opening keynote. Read more 
In the Spotlight
Thumbs Up! Program Makes Grocery Shopping Healthier
Milan, MO


For participants in the CRI Life Enhancement Program in Sullivan County, MO, and their neighbors, the challenge of selecting healthy foods in the grocery store is now easier with Thumbs Up! This new CRI pilot program identifies foods that meet thThumbs Up! logoe nutrition criteria selected by nutritionists at CRI and the CRI LEP in Sullivan County. Brightly colored shelf labels clearly identify whole foods (nuts, lean meats, beans), whole grain products (barley and brown rice), fresh fruits, and vegetables. Read more  


career opportunities 

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 a Health Communications Manager.
Read the position description

Upcoming Events


CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote presentation.

October 14, 2011

San Antonio, TX


Food Day Logo  

Food Day is a new national initiative to promote healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, human way. CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, is a member of the Food Day Advisory Board, and CRI Board Member David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., is an Honorary Co-chair. Read about how you can organize an event in your community to help make Food Day a success across the country.  


October 24, 2011


The theme of this year's meeting of over 12,000 health professionals is "Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies." CRI Evaluation and Program Manager Maura Pereira-Leon, Ph.D. will present "Using the Arts and Health Literacy to Improve Household Hygiene in a Shantytown in Lima, Peru," on Tuesday, November 1 at 2:30 p.m. The Arts for Behavior Change Program was developed by CRI in partnership with Clorox and in collaboration with Boston University College of Fine Arts. 


October 29 - November 2, 2011
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Square
Washington, D.C. 


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