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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

Valley Health System

It's Your Move

Valley Health System offers a unique, comprehensive and voluntary Health and Wellness initiative for its employees. Titled “It’s Your Move,” the program incentivizes employees, through discounts on health insurance premiums, to complete biometric screenings that consist of a lipid profile and an HgBA1c.

Additionally, the employees are required to have one age appropriate screening or dental checkup. The age appropriate screening options include a mammogram, colonoscopy, bone density testing or a cervical cancer screening.

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