Employer Resources
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All American Cancer Society resources listed below are complimentary unless noted.
Would you like guidance on how to implement the best practices for cancer control in your workplace?  If you would like to learn more, please contact us and we will share more details about the CEOs Against Cancer North Texas' Framework for Impact that can assist your company in creating improvements in the areas of prevention, treatment and survivorship.
Healthy Living

  • Content Subscription Service - The American Cancer Society offers employers free electronic toolkit subscriptions that support the health and wellness needs of employees with information about cancer prevention and early detection. 

  • Healthy Living Newsletter - Healthy Living is a monthly electronic newsletter produced by the American Cancer Society that teaches the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices.  The monthly e-newsletter focuses on exercising, eating better, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding the negative effects of stress. 

  • American Cancer Society Health Index - The American Cancer Society Workplace Health Assessment can help your company build a healthier workforce.

Workplace Community
  • 80% in Every Community - Learn how employers can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer.​ The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk* of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45.
    • *For screening, people are considered to be at average risk if they do not have:
      • A personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps​
      • A family history of colorectal cancer
      • A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease)
      • A confirmed or suspected hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or HNPCC)
      • A personal history of getting radiation to the abdomen (belly) or pelvic area to treat a prior cancer
    • Approximately 1 in 22 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime​
    • Approximately 1 in 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime
    • Use communication strategies and media outlets to promote your efforts
Tobacco Free
  • Freshstart - Freshstart® is a group-based tobacco cessation support program offered by the American Cancer Society. 
  • Quit For Life - By offering the American Cancer Society Quit For Life Program,operated by Optum.  Your company can assist and encourage employees to quit using tobacco products that are harmful to their health (Note: paid program)

  • Tobacco Free Workplace - Employers concerned about their employees may be able to improve their health and help them be more productive by creating tobacco-free workplaces. Many state and local governments now require workplaces to be smoke-free. Making your workplace completely tobacco-free can have an even greater impact. Both tobacco user and non-user employees may be helped by such policies.  American Cancer Society has helpful resources to reference when creating or updating your company's profile.

Volunteer
  • Volunteer Resources - As an American Cancer Society volunteer employees can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help save lives of people in your local community, and around the world. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good. Discover how rewarding it can be for your employees to volunteer with the American Cancer Society
Questions
For more information on building a healthier workplace, please contact Audra Nicholson (audra.nicholson@cancer.org)
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