MSU receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation
Minot State University continues to uphold its reputation as a leader in encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and workplace wellness. MSU received accreditation with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, a workplace-based initiative dedicated to fighting cancer in workplaces. The Gold Standard is a comprehensive program that focuses on risk reduction, early detection and quality care in cancer treatment.
"The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ certification recognized MSU's commitment to the health of our employees and family members by certifying our efforts to meet an exceptionally high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines. We are one of 138 companies in the country to achieve this distinction," said Caren Barnett, Student Health Center director.
To achieve this distinction, organizations must adopt standards that focus on cancer-related activities in five critical areas, known as the Five Pillars: tobacco use; diet and nutrition; physical activity; prevention, screening and early detection; and access to quality treatment and clinical trials. For each pillar, CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ organizations must sustain a culture that values and supports a healthy lifestyle and offers benefits and programs that help detect and prevent cancer.
"We are excited to receive this certification for the fourth year and remain committed to the health and well-being of Minot State University employees by continuing to strive to meet the standards of this organization," Barnett said.
For more information on the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org. For additional questions or information on MSU's program, contact Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-3377.