The Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion is a hub for evidence-based curricula, courses, and programs that support individual and community health. These resources advance health promotion scholarship and practice through student engagement, community partnerships, and innovative research and evaluation.


Curricula resources are available for use in classroom and community settings. Whether it is a play or a toolkit the CRCPHP has exciting ways to engage students in learning that supports health.

Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Fest Teacher Toolkit has been designed for teachers in a K-12 classroom setting. The Toolkit is a compendium of resources, strategies, and tracking methods to help youth train to participate in a 1-mile or 5-K run. Aimee Snyder complied the toolkit as part of a Master’s of Public Health internship project with Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Sir Insulin is a play to teach school-aged children about type 2 diabetes, and how to prevent it. Sir Insulin was created by a troop of local Girls Scouts in Tucson Arizona under the guidance of Jeanne Fenn, Cecilia Rosales, and Clair Logue.

Healthy Steps for Families is designed to help parents become better role models for their children around issues related to health and wellness. The Healthy Steps for Families Demonstration Project was created by the CRCPHP in collaboration with the Canyon Ranch Institute, Child-Parent Centers, Inc., and Family Literacy programs in Pima and Cochise Counties, Arizona.