Canyon Ranch Institute
Dear Friend of Canyon Ranch Institute,   

 

I hope you're celebrating a happy and healthy summer. Here at Canyon Ranch Institute, we're celebrating the start of our second decade of educating, inspiring, and empowering all people to embrace a life of wellness. And, we continue to be inspired by other people and organizations who share our passion for prevention. We formally honor outstanding achievements in advancing health literacy, improving prevention, and eliminating health disparities with the Canyon Ranch Institute Prevention Pioneer Award. Today, we invite you to help us identify the next recipient of this prestigious award. We are accepting nominations through August 30, 2013, and complete instructions are on the CRI website. If you have questions about the Prevention Pioneer Award, or about CRI's partnerships and programs, please contact me. 


Jennifer Cabe, M.A. In Good Health,  

 Jennifer Cabe   

Jennifer Cabe, M.A.

Executive Director and Board Member

jennifer@canyonranchinstitute.org 

educate. inspire. empower.
CRI, STOP Obesity Alliance, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, and Others Support National Employee Wellness Month
June 2013

June is National Employee Wellness Month (NEWM), and this year more than 175 organizations have pledged support. Sponsors include CRI partners the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. NEWM helps employers learn from best practices of how companies are developing successful engagement strategies that lead to healthier employees.  
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CRI Board Member Kavita Patel Is Lead Author on Paper Released by Institute of Medicine 
May 29, 2013 - Washington, D.C.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a discussion paper "Helping Consumers Understand and Use Health Insurance in 2014." CRI Board Member Kavita Patel, M.D., M.S.H.S., is the lead author of this paper about the changes in the nation's health care system that will be implemented January 2, 2014. Read more.
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Research on CRI's Theater for Health Model Presented at Scientific Meeting Held at The Ohio State University
May 5-6, 2013 - Columbus, Ohio

Aligned with the conference theme "Building Healthy Communities," CRI Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe, M.A., and CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., discussed the Arts for Behavior Change (ABC) Program and the research behind the Theater for Health model developed with CRI partner The Clorox Company. The conference was organized by The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Read more.
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National Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning Features Two CRI Speakers
May 6, 2013 - Columbus, Ohio

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, provided the keynote at the National Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning at The Ohio State University. Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research was a session presenter. Read more.    
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CRI Featured at Institute for Healthcare Advancement Health Literacy Conference
May 9-11, 2013

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, and CRI Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe, M.A., provided the opening keynote of the 12th Health Literacy Conference organized by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA). CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., was also a featured speaker. CRI continued in the spotlight, receiving the 2013 Health Literacy Award for Research, and Andrew was honored with the Health Literacy "Hero" Award. Andrew and Jennifer are pictured above with IHA Chief Operating Officer Michael Villaire, MSLM. Read more

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Call for Nominations for CRI 
Prevention Pioneer Award
 
Join CRI in recognizing individuals, organizations, and initiatives that are making a difference in transforming the current "sick care" system into a true health care system. Read more.
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Upcoming Events
Western University of Health Sciences Seminar on Health Disparities
Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research, will address the students and faculty at Western University of Health Sciences about the CRI Life Enhancement Program and how it impacts low-income communities where health disparities are prevalent.
July 8, 2013
Pomona, CA

This workshop presented by the IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy will include a commissioned paper that describes what research shows about people's numeracy skill levels and also explores what we know about the communication skills of health professionals. The workshop will be webcast for people who cannot attend in person.
July 18, 2013
Washington, D.C.
CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at this forum for health professionals and educators to discuss how to effectively serve adults and families with low health literacy.
July 26, 2013
Orlando, FL