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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

Prevalence of adult smoking and cessation by the forties were both correlated with levels of childhood smoking intensity.
Childhood/Adolescent Smoking and Adult Smoking and Cessation: The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium
Hu,Tian, Seana L. Gall, Rachel Widome, Lydia A. Bazzano, Trudy L. Burns, Stephen R. Daniels, Terence Dwyer, Johanna Ikonen, Markus Juonala, Mika Kähönen, Ronald J. Prineas, Olli Raitakari, Alan R. Sinaiko, Julia Steinberger, Elaine M. Urbina, Alison Venn,
Journal of the American Heart Association

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

Hendrick Medical Center
Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, Health Education & Health Promotion

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...

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Research & Evidence

Maura L. Gillison, Tatevik Broutian, Barry Graubard, Robert Pickard, Zhen-Yue Tong, Weihong Xiao, Lisa Kahle, Anil Chaturvedi; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD; The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Informat
Meeting Library, ASCO University
Babb, Stephen MPH, Benmei Liu PhD, Brandon Kenemer MPH, Carissa Baker Holmes MPH, Anne M. Hartman MS, MA, James T. Gibson BS, Brian A. King PhD, MPH
Oxford University Press on behalf of Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco Research

Brochures/Reference

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. 

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®

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