Tucson Medical Center

Chronic disease is one of the top medical health issues in the Tucson, AZ, area. In 2013, Tucson Medical Center began a partnership with Canyon Ranch Institute to address prevalent health issues, improve care, and provide community benefit through wellness programs and services.


Tucson Medical Center (TMC) has been Tucson’s locally governed non-profit regional hospital for 70 years. Each year, it serves more than 30,000 inpatients and 122,000 outpatients.

With a shared vision to enhance the health and well-being of all people of Southern Arizona, CRI and TMC partnered in 2013 to begin providing the CRI Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) to community members with the greatest need in the Tucson area. The program is led by a Core Team that includes TMC health and wellness professionals who are experts in medicine, nutrition, stress management, spirituality, pharmacology, and physical activity. Graduates of the CRI LEP with TMC participate in regular in-person support activities hosted by TMC.

In 2014, TMC became the first partner to offer the CRI LEP for Families, with a focus on children in kindergarten through fourth grade who participate in the program with their parents or guardians. In this program, both adult and youth participants are engaged as key agents of change in their family’s health and wellness.

How We’re Making a Difference

The CRI LEP with TMC improves health literacy among participants, enabling them to make healthier choices, and supports TMC’s vision to enhance the quality of life and overall health for the people of Southern Arizona.

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