Canyon Ranch Institute
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS - 2002 to 2012

     Dear Friend of Canyon Ranch Institute, 

Ten years ago, Mel and Enid Zuckerman's vision of improving the health of people in low-income communities took root. In November 2002, the IRS approved Canyon Ranch Institute as a non-profit public charity dedicated to improving health and well-being. Early on, activity was modest as was growth. Then in October 2006, 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, became President of CRI. Dr. Carmona leads our team of experts in disease prevention, health literacy, integrative health, and eliminating health disparities.  

     Today, CRI is a vigorous, award-winning, and innovative organization with great partners from all sectors of society.  

     We sincerely thank you for your continuing contributions to CRI, including time, spirit, and sharing financial resources to help people in underserved communities become healthier. Please join us in celebrating 10 years of accomplishments and in anticipating the next decade of service!  

Jennifer Cabe, M.A. In Good Health,  

 Jennifer Cabe   

Jennifer Cabe, M.A.

Executive Director and Board Member

partners and programs


Team Members Present CRI Programs in Multiple Sessions at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

The outcomes and impact of the Arts for Behavior Change Program, the CRI Life Enhancement Program, and Time to Talk CARDIO were discussed in multiple sessions at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. With over 13,000 participants, this is the largest assembly of public health professionals in the world. Read more

CRI Life Enhancement Program with El Rio Community Health Center Featured in Arizona Department of Health Services Publication
"Changing Lives, One Person at a Time" is the story of the CRI Life Enhancement Program as offered in south Tucson, AZ, by CRI partner El Rio Community Health Center. Read more

careers at CRI
Open Position - CRI Grants and Communication Director Join the CRI Team!
Application deadline is November 26.


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In the Spotlight
CRI Honored with Prestigious Health Literacy Champion Award

In a national competition to identify Health Literacy Innovators. CRI received First Place in the Champion category for "demonstrated commitment to excellence in health literacy within an organization." Read more 


Upcoming Events

Healthcare professionals will learn about skills and tools to develop action plans to improve health literacy in their organizations. CRI Health Literacy and Research Director  Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., is among the presenting faculty.

November 15, 2012

New Brunswick, NJ

CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D. will join colleagues from Princeton University, New York University, and Bronx Community College for a panel discussion. Andrew will describe the Arts for Behavior Change Program in the "Innovative Theatre Applications in International Communities" session.   

November 15-18, 2012
Orlando, FL