HVFCU Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs, founded by former President George H.W. Bush, developed and administers the Gold Standard, an employee wellness accreditation program that addresses cancer in the workplace. Nearly 200 private, nonprofit, and government employers in a wide range of occupational categories have earned Gold Standard accreditation, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a number of NCI-designated cancer centers.
“We are pleased to receive this re-accreditation,” said Diane Allenbaugh, HVFCU’s Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development. “Through our robust wellness programs that include encouragement of attention to exercise and diet, as well as our comprehensive health insurance programs that include incentives for regular screenings, the credit union believes playing an active role in our staff’s wellness can help them achieve their physical best.”
To earn and maintain CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, an employer meets specific requirements in corporate culture and health benefits: establish policies and programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts; promote physical activity, healthy nutrition, and weight management; provide health insurance options that include detecting cancer at its earliest stages, access to quality care, and participation in clinical trials; promote employee awareness of these initiatives; and support the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace. For more information about the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, including the no-cost accreditation process and support, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.