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University Toolkit

While cancer affects all workplaces, leaders in academia are uniquely suited to influence their own institution’s workforce as well as the leaders of tomorrow – all of whom will benefit from a culture of health and wellness on campus.


General application guidelines can be found at this link
​Resources of particular interest to University Employers are shared below.


 

Gold Standard Universities

The rapid entry of new vaping devices on the market... will require continual updates and modification of strategies to keep adolescents from vaping and its associated negative health effects.
Adolescent Vaping and Nicotine Use in 2017–2018 — U.S. National Estimates
Patrick, Megan E., PhD; Richard Miech, PhD; Lloyd Johnston, PhD; Patrick M. O’Malley, PhD; Jerald G. Bachman, PhD
New England Journal of Medicine

We are honored to be recognized for the work we do to encourage our faculty and staff to lead a healthy lifestyle. Any steps we can take to reduce the cancer risk for our employees and campus community will have a long-term impact on the workforce in North Dakota.

John Richman
President
North Dakota State College of Science

University Best Practices

Oregon Health & Science University
Overall Wellness Programs

Healthy Team, Healthy U

Healthy Team, Healthy U is a wellness program designed by OHSU faculty and staff to help employees achieve a healthy lifestyle and capture the power of employees working together to increase physical activity, improve diet and reduce stress. Numerous benefits have been documented, including reduced blood pressure, lower body weight among those who are overweight, improved diet and exercise behaviors and feeling healthier. Furthermore, people felt less depressed, missed less work and reported being happier after participating in HTHU. 

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Articles of Interest

Vital Record - News from Texas A&M Health Science Center

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Can just part of a University apply for accreditation?

Yes. Individual colleges or schools within a university are welcome to apply for Gold Standard accreditation. Typically leadership at Colleges of Medicine and Schools of Public Health are keenly aware of the impact they can have on health and healthcare costs when they address cancer in their own workplaces. Further, they appreciate that leadership by example has the potential to positively influence the parent University and surrounding community.

Brochures

On December 1, 2013, the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Public Health (SPH) received CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. Achieving CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation is a major accomplishment because this accolade reflects what our organization values most: promoting healthy lives and communities. The guidebook complements the existing resources available on the CEO Cancer Gold Standard website. Our main goal is to demystify the application process. While there is work involved in gathering the documentation, it is a doable process.

Adopting Tobacco-free Policies on Campus

This guide is designed to assist with the creation of effective and enforceable tobacco-free policies for higher-education institutions.

Tobacco-Free Campus Implementation Guide

A resource designed to help college students adopt and implement a 100% tobacco-free campus policy