Canyon Ranch Institute is a founding member of the Time to Talk CARDIO partnership because of our commitment to helping to improve health literacy about prevention of chronic disease. Other Time to Talk CARDIO partners include the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation, Merck, and RIASWorks. The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is the newest member of the Time to Talk CARDIO Advisory Board while the growing list of network members include Sister to Sister: The Women's Heart Health Foundation, Men's Health Network, and Mended Hearts.
Canyon Ranch Institute President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, serves as chair of the Time to Talk CARDIO Advisory Board. Canyon Ranch Institute Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe, M.A., and Health Literacy and Research Director Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., serve on the Time to Talk CARDIO Advisory Board.
How We're Making a Difference
Time to Talk CARDIO is a free online program designed for patients and health care professionals to address key issues related to prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. A key component of the program is a customized educational tool that features more than 550 videos of patients and health care professionals demonstrating key communication skills that are related to good heart health.
Hora de Hablar CARDIO is a Spanish-language version of the Time to Talk CARDIO program that aims to improve the conversations between Hispanic patients and their health care professionals about heart health.
Canyon Ranch Institute completed an independent evaluation of the Time to Talk CARDIO program. Results included finding significant improvements in several dimensions of effective patient-provider communication and satisfaction.
To learn more about Time to Talk CARDIO visit www.timetotalkcardio.com.
¹Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/pdf/2010/dhdsp.pdf.