Awards and Accreditations:
CEO Gold Standard Accreditation:
The CEO Cancer Gold Standard is a series of cancer-related recommendations designed to reduce the risk for cancer, detect it early and ensure access to the best-available care if a diagnosis of cancer becomes a reality. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard addresses these three goals by focusing on five critical areas, known as the "five pillars". Below is information about UND's accomplishments in attaining this accreditation:
Pillar #1: Tobacco Use
- Establish and enforce tobacco-free worksite policies.
- Ensure that health benefit plans include coverage at no cost for evidence-based tobacco treatments (counseling and medications).
- Establish workplace-based tobacco cessation initiatives.
Pillar #2: Diet and Nutrition
- Sustain a culture that supports healthy food choices.
- Provide access to nutrition/weight control programs.
Pillar #3: Physical Activity
- Sustain a culture that promotes physical activity.
- Demonstrate commitment to eliminating barriers to active lifestyles.
Pillar #4: Prevention, Screening and Early Detection
- Sustain a culture that promotes appropriate cancer-screening behaviors.
- Ensure that health benefit plans include cancer-screening provisions that adhere to the American Cancer Society (ACS) Guidelines or the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Guidelines.
- Offer health benefit plans that eliminate cost as a barrier to accessing preventive/screening tests and exams, including all vaccines approved by the FDA, and recommended by the CDC, for the prevention of cancer.
Pillar #5: Access to Quality Treatment and Clinical Trials
- Provide education and promotion of cancer clinical trials.
- Offer health benefit plans that eliminate cost as a barrier to accessing cancer clinical trials.
- Ensure that health benefit plans provide access to cancer care at Commission on Cancer-approved facilities and/or NCI-approved cancer centers.
The University of North Dakota (UND) was the first University to become accredited in 2008.
UND has been re-accredited annually through 2013.
Fit-Friendly Company Award
The American Heart Association (AHA) recognizes employers who provide exceptional programming for employees’ health. The AHA rewards companies for their progressive leadership and their concern for their staff.
UND fulfills the criteria for the PLATINUM Level Fit Friendly Company by providing:
- Physical activity programming
- Nutrition programming
- A Culture of Wellness
- and by increasing participation in worksite wellness activities annually.
The University of North Dakota was the first organization in the state to receive a Fit-Friendly Award.
2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: Platinum Fit Friendly Company
2007: Innovative Worksite Project Award
2008: Gold Fit Friendly Company