141st APHA Annual Meeting

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Andrew Pleasant, PhD

Canyon Ranch Institute
Health Literacy and Research Director
8600 E. Rockcliff Road
Tucson, AZ
USA 85750


Biographical Sketch:
Andrew Pleasantís ongoing professional practice and research addresses health literacy; science, risk, and environmental communication; and social marketing. Andrew serves as health literacy and research director at Canyon Ranch Institute, an operating 501c3 located in Tucson, AZ. Andrew is responsible for advancing the role of health literacy across Canyon Ranch Institute activities, including in current partnerships and programs, as well as in planning future activities. He also leads all research and evaluation activities at Canyon Ranch Institute, is the program manager for the Life Enhancement Program, Canyon Ranch Instituteís partnership with Time to Talk CARDIO, Canyon Ranch Institute's partnership with BSCS, and is leading the launch of an innovative use of the arts to address health literacy and public health in Peru.

Papers:
3027.1 Effects of open spaces in urban areas on human health 3127.0 Connecting health providers, patients, and community resources through effective health programming in low-income communities: The canyon ranch institute life enhancement program 3200.2 Using family-based health literacy curriculum to improve the health of children and adults: The Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program for Families 3458.0 Improving health outcomes through health literacy and integrative health: The canyon ranch institute life enhancement program