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
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.
University Best Practices
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...
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.