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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

Hendrick Medical Center

Tobacco Cessation Team

Hendrick Medical Center is committed to helping our employees become and remain tobacco free. We have a team consisting of a Pharmacist, Employee Wellness Navigator and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Together this team works to provide the best possible assistance for our employees including free Tobacco Cessation counseling, free nicotine replacement products and a discount on employee benefits for non-tobacco users. We provide education on the services available as well as the health benefits of staying tobacco free. We encourage our...