Pillar 2: Prevention and Early Detection

In order to reduce the risk of cancer, employers must provide high value preventive care. Cancer screenings, vaccinations and the promotion of modifiable lifestyle behaviors such as tobacco-cessation, healthy eating and physical activity not only reduce the incidence of cancer, but other serious conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Key Requirements

  • Take steps that may help to prevent cancer by implementing policies, offering benefits, programs and services that encourage physical health including healthy life-style choices, vaccinations and screening tests.

Application Notes

You’ll notice many of the subheadings in Pillar 2 are similar to those in Pillar 1. However, for this Pillar, we are looking for the actual policies, programs and practices that make the “healthy choice” the “easy choice” for your employees.