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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

Achieving a tobacco-free environment requires strong leadership and support from all members of the college/university community.
Position Statement on Tobacco on College and University Campuses
American College Health Association

At Ohio State, promoting health and wellbeing is an integral part of our university culture. Our goal to become the world’s healthiest university includes building a sustained culture of wellness. Research supports that 80 percent of chronic diseases can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices; one of those is avoiding tobacco, the leading cause of preventable death. Ohio State wants all of its Buckeyes to lead long, healthy and productive lives.

Bernadette Melnyk
Vice President for Health Promotion, Chief Wellness Officer, Dean College of Nursing
The Ohio State University

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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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/Reference

Tobacco-Free Campus Implementation Guide

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

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.