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Gold Standard Accredited Universities Quotes

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

The University of North Dakota has a long and nationally recognized history of focusing on the health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff, as well as the Grand Forks community and, indeed, the State of North Dakota.

Mark Kennedy
University of North Dakota

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
Quinnipiac University

We are honored to be recognized for the work we do to encourage our faculty and staff to lead a healthy lifestyle. Any steps we can take to reduce the cancer risk for our employees and campus community will have a long-term impact on the workforce in North Dakota.

John Richman
North Dakota State College of Science

As a university, our most important asset is our people. Since innovative health care is one of the major areas of education, research, and service at the University of Iowa, we are especially proud to earn the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. The health and well-being of our university community is of paramount importance to our values and to our success. We also do our best to set a good example of workplace wellness for other educational institutions, employers, and organizations across the state, nation, and world. Being a Gold Standard institution affirms our excellence and encourages us to always strive higher to be the healthiest and most caring workplace we can be.

J. Bruce Harreld
University of Iowa

Here at HPU, we place a high priority on employee wellness because a happy person is a healthy person. We prepare our students for the world as it is going to be and to do that, we need our faculty and staff to feel their best every day. We will continue to stay committed to keeping our employees at their healthiest.

Dr. Nido R. Qubein
High Point University