In the News

Nurturing Healthy Interests

In this article, CRI Life Enhancement Program with Berkshire Health Systems (BHS-CRI LEP) participant Linda Pitney shares details of her journey through the program that has led her to improved health and wellness. CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H., also describes the program’s expansion into other parts of Berkshire County, MA. With more than 130,000 Berkshire County residents, the expanded BHS-CRI LEP will aim to improve the health of the local community and change thousands of lives for the better. Read the article >>

Former Surgeon Gen. Carmona: Every Child Should Be Immunized

Engaging in the national conversation about vaccinations, CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, underscores the importance of making public health decisions regarding child immunizations based on scientific evidence. Child immunization is currently uneven across the country – for both medical and spiritual reasons – but Richard stresses that all children should receive evidence-based vaccinations to prevent the spread of disease. Watch the video >>

What American Sniper Helped Put a Spotlight On

The film American Sniper portrays the serious physical and mental health issues faced by U.S. servicemen and servicewomen as they return from deployments. In this column, CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, highlights the need for more comprehensive veterans’ health care and improved communication to raise awareness of available services among veterans. Read the article >>

School cafeterias use technology to create healthy eating ‘report card’

To combat the growing public health issue of childhood obesity, Rush University Medical Center and CRI collaborated to design and pilot the Healthy School Meals Realized through Technology (SMART) Schools program. Healthy SMART Schools, which launched at the UNO Charter School Network’s Rufino Tamayo and Octavio Paz Charter Schools in Chicago, IL, uses unique software to track students’ food choices and provide nutrition summaries to parents and teachers. This information can be used to improve health literacy and promote sustainable lifestyle changes within school communities. Read the article >>

A Healthy Happenstance

The Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership (CRISP) is empowering Savannah residents to make a lasting commitment to individual and community health and wellness through the CRI Life Enhancement Program and CRI Healthy Garden, among other programs launching this year. Catalyzed by the friendship between CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, and Savannah civic leader Charles H. Morris, CRISP continues to grow and reach more members of the Savannah community. Read the article >>

Health Starts Early

In this article, 13-year-old youth health activist Haile Thomas and CRI Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe, M.A., describe the new CRI Healthy Community program designed to teach families about gardening, fitness, stress management, and nutrition. Culturally and locally tailored, CRI Healthy Community offers families a fun way to learn about practical lifestyle changes that will ultimately build healthier communities. Read the article >>

Carmona Calls for Greater Attention to Vets’ Issues

University of Arizona News – December 9, 2014

CRI President and 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, stresses the importance of providing physical and mental health care to our veterans. Richard notes that “there is no higher calling” than taking care of those who have served and sacrificed for their country. Read the article >>

Celebrate Thanksgiving while learning about your family health

South Coast Today – November 27, 2014

The holiday season is a time when families come together and enjoy each other’s company. CRI President and 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, reminds us that Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day. Holiday gatherings present an opportunity to discuss and document family health histories that can help patients, caregivers, and physicians to understand and treat medical conditions that may affect you or a loved one. Read the article >>

Take politics out of selecting surgeon general

USA Today November 9, 2014

CRI President and 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, discusses the importance of appointing an experienced, nonpartisan U.S. Surgeon General to protect, promote, and advance the health, safety, and security of our nation and the world. Specifically, Richard recommends nominating career uniformed service officers to ensure the American public has a credible, qualified public health leader. Read the article >>

Paying it forward – with food and love

CRI Executive and Board Member Jennifer Cabe, M.A., discusses how organizations across Savannah, GA, are supporting the Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership (CRISP) by helping people build a life of health and wellness. She highlights Dept. 7 East’s efforts in working with local suppliers, farmers, and businesses to provide high quality, locally sourced ingredients. Read more >>

TMC partners with Canyon Ranch Institute to execute “secret shopper” Ebola drill

TMC News – November 4, 2014

CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H, participated in an Ebola preparedness exercise with CRI partner Tucson Medical Center (TMC) to ensure the TMC team is equipped to efficiently respond to public health and safety threats. As partners in wellness, CRI and TMC are working together to prevent disease and improve overall health in Southern Arizona. Read the article >>

Federal Response to Ebola in the U.S.

As the guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CRI President and 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, discusses the health and safety measures being taken in response to the Ebola infection present in the United States. On the program, Rich answers questions from viewers and explores the role that a confirmed U.S. Surgeon General would play in responding to this public health issue and in communicating the facts to the public. Watch the episode >>