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Establishing a culture of health and well-being takes participation from all levels of an organization – from the senior leaders who set priorities and sanction the allocation of resources – to the employees who take ownership to practice healthy lifestyles. The Gold Standard asks organizations to demonstrate that its health benefits and workplace culture include extensive, concrete actions in five key areas known as the Five Pillars.

Because organization operations differ, the approach to completing the Gold Standard application will vary. Depending on your organizations size and structure, input may be required from a variety of departments and/or functional areas. Lessons learned from previous applicants highlight the importance of CommunicationCollaboration and Champions.


If you’ve made the decision to Go for the Gold!, the following will help as you begin your Gold Standard Journey!

  • Are You Ready? Access your readiness to begin the online application. If you can complete the checklist, you may be ready to become a Gold Standard Organization!
  • Application Overview: Before diving into the online application, become familiar with the application basics, user accounts and question types.
  • Application Resources: There are quite a few resources within the application to guide you including tips, definitions and helpful links.
  • Review, Results & Feedback: Understand how the submitted application will be evaluated and how the results will be communicated.
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