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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.


 

Gold Standard Universities

An employer’s investment in a healthy workforce is critical to reduce the costs associated with cancer and other potentially preventable diseases and conditions.
Changing organizational culture: using the CEO cancer Gold Standard policy initiatives to promote health and wellness at a school of public health
Towne, Samuel D. Jr., PhD, MPH, CPH, Kelsey E. Anderson, Matthew Lee Smith, Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, Debra Kellstedt, Ninfa Pena Purcell and Marcia G. Ory
BMC Public Health

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.

Jay E Maddock
Texas A&M School of Public Health

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

The Rhode Island Spotlight
The Temple News

Research & Evidence

Towne, Samuel D. Jr., PhD, MPH, CPH, Kelsey E. Anderson, Matthew Lee Smith, Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, Debra Kellstedt, Ninfa Pena Purcell and Marcia G. Ory
BMC Public Health

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

Tobacco-Free Campus Implementation Guide

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

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.

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.