Are You Ready?

If you can check all of the following statements, you may be ready to apply for CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation.

Pillar 1: Health Education and Navigation

  • We ensure employees can understand, access and navigate health resources to enable and appropriate behavior and cancer prevention, screening, clinical trials, quality care, survivor ship and well-being.
  • We promote employee engagement and participation in healthy workplace initiatives.

  • We ensure health education and navigation communications and resources are sensitive to the social, economic and cultural conditions affecting different employee populations.

Pillar 2: Prevention and Early Detection

Tobacco & Vape-Free Policy and Cessation Support
  • Our policy is specifically worded to be tobacco & vape free rather than smoke-free.

  • Our policy prohibits all forms of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and any others), including smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, twist, and any others).

  • Our policy prohibits e-cigarettes and all other forms of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

  • Our policy is in place and applies to everyone at all of our U.S. workplaces covered by this application, including, but not limited to: employees, temporary workers, contractors, trainees, visitors.

  • We cover, at either no cost or at a reasonable cost-sharing level, FDA-approved evidence-based tobacco-cessation treatments including prescription (Rx) and non-prescription over-the-counter (OTC) products.

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Healthy Weight
  • We are committed to helping our employees make healthy food choices, be physically active and to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

  • We cover FDA-approved and CDC-recommended vaccines (currently Gardasil, also known as Gardasil 9) against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), for both females and males through age 45.

  • We cover FDA-approved and CDC-recommended vaccines against Hepatitis B virus (HBV) – for the prevention of chronic Hepatitis B infection, which can lead to liver cancer.

Cancer Screening
  • We provide coverage for evidence-based cancer screening exams to detect certain cancers at an early stage, when management or treatment has the best chance for a positive outcome.

  • We offer specific programs, services and/or have policies in place to facilitate appropriate cancer screenings.

Pillar 3: Advancing Treatment

  • We offer access to participation in cancer clinical trials.

  • Our health benefit plans provide access to cancer treatment at Commission on Cancer-accredited programs and/or National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers.

Pillar 4: Survivorship

  • Our workplace culture recognizes the needs of employees who are cancer survivors themselves or who are family members/caregivers of cancer survivors.

  • The individual will continue to be covered by their current plan, and will not be denied coverage or have new limits placed on their coverage based on their participation in a cancer clinical trial.

Pillar 5: Well-Being

  • Our workplace culture recognizes the need for a holistic approach to health and well-being.

  • We have taken steps to improve employee well-being beyond physical health and address employee financial, environmental, and mental/emotional health, as well as developing and supporting an individual’s sense of purpose and community.