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Going on the Gold Standard

What it takes for your company to join the cancer fight.

  1. Tobacco Use
    • Establish and enforce tobacco-free work-site policies.
    • Ensure that health benefits include counseling and medications—at no cost—for proven tobacco treatments.
    • Establish workplace-based tobacco-cessation initiatives.

  2. Diet and Nutrition
    • Sustain a culture that supports healthy food choices.
    • Provide access to nutrition and/or weight-control programs.

  3. Physical Activity
    • Sustain a culture that promotes physical activity.
    • Demonstrate commitment to eliminating barriers to active lifestyles.

  4. Screening and Early Detection
    • Sustain a culture that promotes cancer screening.
    • Ensure that health benefits include cancer screenings that adhere to the guidelines from the American Cancer Society or the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
    • Offer health plans that eliminate cost as a barrier to preventive/screening tests.

  5. Access to Quality Treatment and Clinical Trials
    • Provide education and promotion of cancer clinical trials.
    • Offer health benefits that eliminate cost as a barrier to cancer clinical trials.
    • Ensure that health benefits provide access to cancer care at Commission on Cancer—approved facilities and/or National Cancer Institute—approved cancer centers.

A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2007 issue of Fast Company magazine.