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General Toolkit

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

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.


Employers should include e-cigarettes in their tobacco-free policies and should ban e-cigarette use in their smoke-free work areas.
Guidance to Employers on Integrating E-Cigarettes/Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Into Tobacco Worksite Policy
Laurie P. Whitsel, PhD, Neal Benowitz, MD, Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, FAHA, Chris Bullen, MBChB, PhD, Fred Goldstein, Lena Matthias-Gray, BS, Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH, John Harris, MEd, Fikry Isaac, MD, MPH, Ron Loeppke, MD, MPH, Marc Manley, MD, MPH, Kare
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

General Best Practices

University of North Dakota
Prevention, Physical Activity

Zen in 10

The University of North Dakota (UND) was the first university to become accredited by the CEO Cancer Gold Standard. The vision is to have healthy, thriving employees and be an innovative national leader in worksite wellness. Obesity and sedentary behavior is on the rise, and staff and faculty reported time management and forgetting about worksite wellness as leading barriers for lack of participation. A new program started to make wellness a quick and easy choice. It contributes to the CEO Cancer Gold Standard's Pillar 1 of prevention...

Research & Evidence

Azvolinsky, Anna
Oxford Academic, Journal of the National Cancer Institute


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

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.