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Initiative Updates: Gold Standard
On October 12, QuintilesIMS hosted a CEO Cancer Gold Standard “Friendraiser” to celebrate the 10-years of Gold Standard leadership of QuintilesIMS, Duke Health, GlaxoSmithKline plc and SAS and to introduce the Gold Standard to other North Carolina-based employers. The following day, a workshop was held at QuintilesIMS' headquarters in the Research Triangle Park, NC, to provide hands-on accreditation assistance to HR staff whose employers accepted the invitation to “Go for the Gold.”
Created with support from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grant to encourage university CEO Cancer Gold Standard outreach and accreditation, the recently launched University Toolkit provides an online resource of best practices, FAQs, policy models and supporting research publications.
The Gold Standard is an employer-led health and wellness initiative designed to both acomdate and encourage employers of diverse organizations who wish to lead by example through their workplace policies and culture.The current version of our Toolkit, however, is specifically designed to address some of the challenges unique to an academic campus environments.