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Pillar 5: Health Education & Health Promotion

Ensure employees are educated and informed about the importance of cancer prevention, screening, clinical trials, quality treatment, and survivorship to enable and encourage appropriate behavior.

Health education and health promotion activities inform employees about what they can do to prevent cancer, when and why they should be screened for certain cancers, the value of cancer clinical trials, and why quality cancer treatment makes a difference.  This enables and encourages appropriate behavior resulting in a healthier, more informed workforce who in turn will be contributing to a healthier organization.

An organization must educate its employees about the tenets of the Gold Standard and promote a culture of health and wellness. The application provides many suggested ways to meet this requirement, not all required. However, you’ll be required to check off a sufficient number of boxes to demonstrate you are providing employees access to resources that will provide them information on cancer prevention, screening, clinical trials, quality treatments and survivorship. When evaluating your application, the Accreditation Review Board (ARB) will take into consideration your organizations size, number of locations and industry.

Health Education & Health Promotion Best Practices

City of Hope

Learning and Personal Development Week 

Since 2012, City of Hope has engaged its employees in a week long learning event, Learning and Personal Development Week (LPDW). Demonstrative of City of Hope's commitment to the health of its employees, Wellness was one of five learning tracks offered during this event. Other learning tracks included City of Hope Fundamentals, with a focus on organizational culture, Leadership, Innovative and Cool Science, and Useful Tools and Techniques.

For LPDW 2017, the organization partnered with facilitators to offer 34 courses...