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Institute for Healthcare Advancement will Honor Four for Excellence in Health Literacy at National Conference
Date:5/5/2013

La Habra, Calif. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) will present four awards on Friday, May 10, for outstanding achievements in health literacy. The awards will be presented at its Twelfth Annual Health Literacy Conference, “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy,” May 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif. The conference will be attended by over 300 professionals working in healthcare, health educators, and individuals with an interest in literacy challenges as they relate to healthcare.

IHA, a non-profit healthcare organization and a leader in the health literacy field, received nominations from the nation’s foremost health literacy authorities and researchers. Winners were selected in the categories of Research, Innovative Programs, and Published Materials.

The winners of the four 2013 IHA Health Literacy Awards are:

Research (co-winner one of two)
Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP): An evidence-based, inter-disciplinary, integrative health program that increases health literacy while preventing, diagnosing, and addressing chronic disease.
Jennifer Cabe, Executive Director & Board Member, Canyon Ranch Institute.
Awardee: Canyon Ranch Institute, a 501(c)3 public charity

Healthy lifestyle changes can be difficult to implement--this is particularly true for low-income, medically underserved populations where chronic diseases and low health literacy pose a real threat. The CRI LEP developed by Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI), is a unique intervention research program targeted towards helping individuals embrace a starting point and plan for change, while awakening one’s own sense of purpose and self-efficacy. Program participants are recruited and screened from the patient populations of CRI’s partnering health care organizations, using criteria such as high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids, physical ina
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