CRI Fellow Kristen Haven Presents at Public Health Internship Conference
April 12, 2013
At the annual internship conference of the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, CRI Fellow Kristin Haven, M.A., discussed the formative research and curriculum development project she completed in preparation for the first CRI Life Enhancement Program for Families that is scheduled to begin in 2013. View the PowerPoint.
Urban Health Plan President and CEO Paloma Hernandez Addresses Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy
April 11, 2013
CRI partner Urban Health Plan (UHP), a community health center, was the first site of the CRI Life Enhancement Program, which is now in its fifth year. During the IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop "The "Implementation of Attributes of Health Literacy," UHP President and CEO Paloma Hernandez, M.P.H., M.S., discussed how health literacy is put into place across everything UHP does to improve the health of the community.
CRI's Andrew Pleasant Lectures at National Library of Medicine
April 10, 2013
The webinar series "Better Health: Evaluating Health Communication" presented by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health focuses on the need to evaluate the impact of health communication materials. CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., shared his expertise and recommendations on measuring health literacy. View the video.
Health Literacy Keynote at University of Utah by CRI's Andrew Pleasant
March 28, 2013
CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., presented the 2013 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture at the University of Utah. Andrew's address emphasized the utility and effectiveness of the approach to health literacy that underpins all efforts at CRI based on the Calgary Charter on Health Literacy. He also led a workshop to help advance health literacy in Utah agencies and organizations. View the video and the slides.
CRI President Richard H. Carmona Addresses Grand Canyon University
March 25, 2013
Students and faculty from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions participated in the Take Action Symposium that focused on a discussion of federal health care reforms. CRI President Richard H. Carmona was a keynote speaker. Watch the video.
Communication Professionals Attend National Meeting and Learn about CRI’s Arts for Behavior Change Program in Lima, Peru
November 15 - 18, 2012 - Orlando FL
CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., described the Arts for Behavior (ABC) Program in Lima, Peru, in the “Innovative Theatre Applications in International Communities” session at the 98th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association. Andrew also joined Mahiri Mwita, Ph.D., of Princeton University; Jennifer Holmes, M.A., of New York University; and John Socas, M.F.A., of Bronx Community College for a panel discussion as part of the session.
Cancer Institute of New Jersey Provides Workshop to Expand Health Literacy
November 15, 2012 – New Brunswick, NJ
Health care professionals learned about the skills and tools that are needed to advance health literacy within their organizations and with the people they serve. CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., delivered a presentation titled “Tools for assessing Health Literacy” and moderated a panel.
CRI Honored with Health Literacy Champion Award
November 2, 2012 - Bethesda, MD
In a national competition to identify Health Literacy Innovators for 2012, CRI received first place in the Champion category for “demonstrated commitment to excellence in health literacy within an organization.” Criteria for the award included evidence of health literacy standards, implementation of readability and/or plain language writing standards, and health literacy staff training. The Health Literacy Innovator Awards were renamed this year in memory and honor of Leonard G. Doak, renowned health literacy pioneer.
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Team Members Present CRI Programs at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
October 27 - 31, 2012 - San Francisco, CA
Outcomes and impact of the Arts for Behavior Change Program in Peru, the CRI Life Enhancement Program, and Time to Talk CARDIO were discussed in multiple sessions at the 40th Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. With over 13,000 participants, the APHA Annual Meeting is the largest assembly of public health professionals in the world. CRI Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe, M.A., CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., and CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H., spoke at four sessions. Andrew and University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) Associate Professor Kelly Reynolds, M.S.P.H., Ph.D., both presented about the Arts for Behavior Change Program in Lima, Peru. CRI Fellow and MEZCOPH Graduate Assistant Kristen Haven, M.A., also attended the APHA meeting and presented her co-authored study of health literacy and pediatric asthma patients.
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Grow 2B Fit Community Event Co-sponsored by CRI, Tucson Medical Center, and TMC for Children
October 4, 2012 - Tucson, AZ
Non-profit Grow 2B Fit organized a community screening of the documentary film “Weight of the Nation: Children in Crisis.” The event was a fundraiser to benefit the renovation of a teaching kitchen at Tucson’s Apollo Middle School. Following the screening, CRI Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., led a panel discussion with health and wellness experts to answer questions submitted by parents, child caregivers, and other audience members.