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.
Gold Standard Universities
Outstanding faculty, staff and students are the core of any great university. Creating a worksite that promotes health should be an essential task of any university leader. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation provides a toolbox to accomplish this.
University Best Practices
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.
Research & Evidence
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
A resource designed to help college students adopt and implement a 100% tobacco-free campus policy
This guide is designed to assist with the creation of effective and enforceable tobacco-free policies for higher-education institutions.
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.