By Sarah Hoffbeck
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently awarded NDSCS with CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings and ensuring access to quality treatment.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer is a nonprofit organization of CEOs founded by former President George H.W. Bush. This organization created the CEO Cancer Gold Standard in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, many of its designated cancer centers and leading nonprofit, health organizations. The Gold Standard calls for companies to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to reduce the risk of cancer in the workplace.
NDSCS is a tobacco-free campus and has an active employee-driven Wellness Team that oversees numerous campus-wide initiatives, including:
- Health Screenings
- Flu Shot Blitz Sessions
- Fruit & Veggie Challenges
- Healthy Cooking Classes
- Walking Programs
NDSCS also provides wellness services through community outreach programs offered by its own Allied Health students like Give Kids a Smile Day.