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General Toolkit

Employers can play a pivotal role in reducing cancer incidence and premature death. Healthier employees and healthier bottom lines can be achieved by providing evidence-based prevention and early detection services and encouraging employee engagement. By providing access and encouraging participation, more lives – and more money - can be saved.

Employers of all sizes, from diverse industries, and across geographies that have earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation are making a difference.


Are You Ready? 

Access your readiness to begin the online application. Download Print version here.


Gold Standard Application Guide:

Use this guide to structure your approach to completing the online application. Download Print version here.


Application Download for Review

For reference only. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ application must be submitted online.


 

Gold Standard Organizations

Introducing short bouts of activity during the workday of sedentary office workers is a promising approach to improve overall well-being at work without negatively impacting cognitive performance.
Effect of frequent interruptions of prolonged sitting on self-perceived levels of energy, mood, food cravings and cognitive function
Bergouignan, Audrey , Kristina T. Legget, Nathan De Jong, Elizabeth Kealey, Janet Nikolovski, Jack L. Groppel, Chris Jordan, Raphaela O’Day, James O. Hill and Daniel H. Bessesen
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Merck is at the forefront of cancer research, and our employees are our most critical resource to transform prevention and treatment of the disease. That’s why we’re pleased to be recognized with The Gold Standard. When our employees feel their best, they can be and do their best, which is crucial to helping us achieve our mission of improving and saving lives.

Ken Frazier
CEO & President
Merck & Co., Inc.

General Best Practices

Northern Westchester Hospital
Prevention

Mary Donner Lesser Staff Relaxation Room

Through a private donation, the Mary Donner Lesser Staff Relaxation Room was created and dedicated to Northern Westchester Hospital staff. This room provides a quiet place for staff to take a few minutes to step away from their duties during a stressful time to re-group or re-energize. The room contains two massage chairs, a white noise machine a guest book and a pleasant ambiance. Staff swipe their card key to gain access to this room and NWH security provides HR with a list of staff who visit this room each week. NWH Staff...

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Articles of Interest

The Boston Globe
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research & Evidence

Fabius, Raymond MD, Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, MPH, Todd Hohn, CSP, Dan Fabius, DO, Barry Eisenberg, CAE, Doris L. Konicki, MHS, and Paul Larson, MS
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Elissa Meites, MD; Allison Kempe, MD; Lauri E. Markowitz, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brochures/Reference

Manager's Kit

After you’ve told your manager about your diagnosis, it will help to have a framework for discussions about your job. Understand that your manager will probably be worried for you — and for the company. The best antidote is information, which is why we created this kit. It contains need-to-know laws relating to cancer in the workplace; successful workplace strategies; tips for dealing with your HR department; and more. We recommend detaching this page and sharing the rest of the kit with your manager. Additional resources for both you and your employer can be found at cancerandcareers.org

Workplace Wellness

Employers know that keeping employees healthy is good for both the employees themselves and for the productivity and profitability of the business. However, most employers do not know precisely how to create a healthy workplace or healthy workforce. This workplace health promotion guide for employers fills that need: using the latest scientific evidence combined with expert opinion from business leaders, this guide offers easy to use, real world recommendations on the design, implementation, and evaluation of workplace health promotion programs. Employers can use this guide to implement best and promising practices in their workplaces, thereby maximizing the impact of their program and the benefits to employees and business alike.

Prepared by: Institute for Health and Productivity Studies Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health In collaboration with Transamerica Center for Health Studies®

Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies

If you have cancer, you may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are a treatment option for many people with cancer. This book explains cancer treatment clinical trials and gives you some things to think about when deciding whether to take part. This booklet is for people with cancer, their family, and friends.