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What Is the CEO Cancer Gold Standard?

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ is a free workplace wellness accreditation program designed to encourage healthy behaviors and improve health outcomes for employees by promoting prevention measures, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality care.

To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by taking concrete actions in five key areas known as the Five Pillars:

Pillar #1  Prevention

  • Tobacco-Free Workplace
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Weight
  • Vaccines

Pillar #2  Screening

Pillar #3  Cancer Clinical Trials

Pillar #4  Quality Treatment and Survivorship

Pillar #5  Health Education and Health Promotion


By focusing on risk reduction, early detection and quality care, the Gold Standard program can help save the lives of employees and curb operational costs.


What is the Global CEO Cancer Gold Standard?

The Global CEO Cancer Gold Standard is a free worksite wellness accreditation program for employers who have a presence around the world. The global program includes the same basic requirements as the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, while taking into account regional and country-specific considerations.

To earn Global CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, an employer must satisfy the following three requirements:

  1. Be accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard  employer in the US or in China
  2. Be fully tobacco-free in every workplace in which an organization operates around the globe
  3. Certify via essay questions that the organization meets the essence of each of the Gold Standard's Five Pillars worldwide

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