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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

Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Open Enrollment & Wellness Fairs

As a best practice and as an ongoing commitment to employee wellness, the Human Resources Department converted its annual Open Enrollment Period to a period of time wherein Trinitas Regional Medical Center holds several combined Employee Benefits / Wellness Fairs. The Employee Benefits / Wellness Fairs are a great opportunity for our employees to learn more about the benefit programs offered at Trinitas as well as personally meet with and speak to our benefit vendors. Equally important, another advantage of the fairs are that it...