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Fighting Chronic Disease: Building a Consensus Platform for Health Care Reform – Panel Discussion

Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute and national chairperson of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, a CRI partner, moderated a panel discussion attended by more than 120 leaders in health care, business, and entertainment to discuss the role that chronic disease prevention and management must have in the next president’s health care agenda. The panelists cited rising rates of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, as a significant factor in escalating health care costs.

STOP Obesity Alliance Special Event

November 02, 2007 – Washington, D.C.

Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute and health and wellness chairperson of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a Canyon Ranch Institute partner, spoke about the U.S. obesity epidemic and the newly released report by The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and the STOP Obesity Alliance at The George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium on November 2.

Milken Institute Announces Groundbreaking Study

In a groundbreaking study released by the Milken Institute, the annual economic impact on the U.S. economy of the most common chronic diseases is calculated to be more than $1 trillion, which could balloon to nearly $6 trillion by the middle of the century. At the press conference announcing the release of this study, Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute  and national chairperson of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, a Canyon Ranch Institute partner, called for a cultural transformation in health care that focuses on prevention.

National Bipartisan Coalition Forms to Make Chronic Disease the Key Health Care Issue in 2008 Presidential Election

Leading experts and organizations in the health care, business, and labor communities came together today to launch the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition committed to making the issue of chronic disease the key health care issue in the 2008 presidential election. PFCD is a CRI partner, and Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of CRI , serves as chairperson of the PFCD, and Jennifer Cabe, M.A., serves on the PFCD Advisory Board.

 

CRI Unveils 2007 Year of Wellness and Prevention

Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute, announced CRI’s 2007 agenda: “The Year of Wellness and Prevention,” which aims to empower all people to strengthen the body, mind, and spirit of themselves, their families, and their communities. At the event, Richard pledged 10 scholarships to Urban Health Plan, which serves over 27,000 patients in the South Bronx. The scholarships will be awarded to staff members at Urban Health Plan to participate in the weeklong Canyon Ranch Life Enhancement Program in Tucson, AZ.

CRI President Richard Carmona Delivers Commencement Address at Ross University School Medicine

Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute, delivered the commencement address for the Ross University School of Medicine’s graduating class of physicians at Madison Square Garden. At the ceremony, as a recognition of his contributions, Richard received an honorary Doctor of Laws, which is the highest award conferred by the university.

Open Spaces Sacred Places Subject of Planning Grants Awarded to CRI

For over 15 years, the TKF Foundation has engaged with community-based partners to create safe, accessible spaces that feature nature and can be used as havens for quiet, contemplation in the midst of often noisy and hectic built environments. The over 130 Open Spaces Sacred Places that have resulted from the TKF Foundation’s work are mainly in the mid-Atlantic area, including Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; and Annapolis, MD. TKF Foundation, wishing to expand the geographic diversity of Open Spaces Sacred Places and to better understand the impact that the spaces have on their visitors, has dedicated a major national awards initiative to support that intention. CRI has been awarded planning grants that will be used to prepare proposals for Open Spaces Sacred Places.