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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

Prevalence of adult smoking and cessation by the forties were both correlated with levels of childhood smoking intensity.
Childhood/Adolescent Smoking and Adult Smoking and Cessation: The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium
Hu,Tian, Seana L. Gall, Rachel Widome, Lydia A. Bazzano, Trudy L. Burns, Stephen R. Daniels, Terence Dwyer, Johanna Ikonen, Markus Juonala, Mika Kähönen, Ronald J. Prineas, Olli Raitakari, Alan R. Sinaiko, Julia Steinberger, Elaine M. Urbina, Alison Venn,
Journal of the American Heart Association

Wellness is a pillar of our strategic plan at Quinnipiac University. We are passionate about advancing the physical and emotional well-being of our employees and their families through many university-wide initiatives. We are delighted to extend this Gold Standard accreditation across all Quinnipiac campuses.

Judy D. Olian
President
Quinnipiac University

University Best Practices

University of North Dakota
Prevention, Physical Activity

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...

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Articles of Interest

USA Today
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Research & Evidence

Blake, Kelly D., Amanda L. Klein, Laura Walpert, Len Casey, Cynthia Hallett, Clifford Douglas, Bidisha Sinha, Howard K. Koh
BMJ Journals

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

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.

Tobacco-Free Campus Implementation Guide

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