Canyon Ranch Institute

Dear Friend of Canyon Ranch Institute,

The evidence is clear -- to transform our "sick care" system into a true health care system, our nation must embrace prevention. The CRI Prevention Pioneer Award honors an individual or organization for leadership in prevention. We received numerous responses to our call for nominations, and I look forward to announcing the newest CRI Prevention Pioneer very soon. 

The New Year is unfolding, and we are enthusiastic about CRI's plans with our partners and friends like you. Our future is made possible by support from everyone who shares our passion for helping all people prevent disease and embrace a life of wellness. Please contact me to learn more.
Jennifer Cabe, M.A.   In Good Health,

  Jennifer Cabe, M.A.

  Executive Director

  and Board Member 




educate. inspire. empower.

Missourian Credits CRI Life Enhancement Program for Changing her Life

Sullivan County, MO 


Chronic pain and a sedentary lifestyle kept Robin Thomson, an educator in rural Milan, MO, from fully enjoying her life. After participating in the CRI Life Enhancement Program  with Sullivan County Memorial Hospital, she learned to make healthier choices, lost weight, and now has more heallthy, pain-free days. Read more 



CRI Presents at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting  

Community in Lima
Lima residents in ABC program.

Washington, D.C.


CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., spoke at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association about the Arts for Behavior Change (ABC) Program in Lima, Peru, developed with CRI partner Clorox. Read more  




New Publication Addresses
Survivorship Care

With advances in cancer research, detection, and treatment, the cancer survivorship community is growing. CRI partner LIVESTRONG organized a convening of experts to identify the Essential Elements of the post-treatment period to better prepare the cancer community to provide survivorship care. The results are available in the Essential Elements Brief that was prepared after the workshop. Read more 


STOP Obesity Alliance Engages with Community Health Centers  
Washington, D.C.


STOP Logo 9-20-11 Addressing weight-related conditions is a priority for community health centers and state governments. CRI partner the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is contributing to this work. The STOP Obesity Alliance recently issued a research paper that discusses the role of community health centers in working with obese patients. The CRI Life Enhancement Program is featured in the research paper. Read more 




CRI Addresses Women In Government Women In Government Logo

Washington, D.C.   


The non-profit, non-partisan Women In Government held its Second Annual Healthcare Summit to help inform and educate women state legislators about challenges and opportunities in health and health care nationwide. CRI Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe, M.A., spoke with the legislators about the CRI model of integrative health and advancing health literacy, specifically the CRI Life Enhancement Program that is ongoing in Tucson, AZ; South Bronx, NY; Cleveland, OH; and Sullivan County, MO.  Read more 


In the Spotlight
TKF Foundation Awards Planning Grants to CRI   


The mission of the  TKF Foundation is to create public green spaces that provideOSSP logo opportunities to experience nature in a spiritually uplifting manner. TKF announced a   $5 million grant initiative to engage community-based teams in creating, designing, installing, and evalulating new sites and studying the effect of Open Spaces Sacred Places on people who live in urban areas where nature has become secondary to the built environment. The planning grants awarded to CRI will be used to prepare proposals for new Open Spaces Sacred Places. Read more  




CRI LEP in Cleveland Fitness Instructor and STOP Obesity Alliance Featured in Journal Article

IDEA Fitness Journal


Fitness professionals are needed to help public health programs succeed in improving the health of individuals and communities.The IDEA Health and Wellness Association journal describes opportunities to get involved and highlights Teresa Brown, who leads physical activity for the CRI Life Enhancement Program in Cleveland, which was developed with CRI partner Cleveland Clinic. The article also includes CRI partner the STOP Obesity Alliance, and the Alliance recommendation about the importance of physical activity for health. Read more




Medical Student Gains Insight through CRI Fellowship

Canyon Ranch Connection


Greg Katz had completed his fourth year of medical school at New York University when he came to Tucson, AZ, to serve as a CRI Fellow. His experience exemplifies CRI's commitment to providing educational opportunities that emphasize health literacy and prevention. Read more 
Upcoming Events
CRI Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe, M.A., and Clorox Vice President for Research and Development Suzanne Thompson will present at "The Future of Healthcare: Innovative Business Models of Tomorrow." They will speak about the Clorox-CRI partnership and the Arts for Behavior Change (ABC) Program in Lima, Peru. Online registration is available.

February 4, 2012
Harvard Business School 
Boston, MA


CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H.,was selected to present at this summit organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He will present about the innovative CRI Life Enhancement Program.


April 10-11, 2012 

Omni Shoreham Hotel

Washington, D.C.  


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