Health & Wellness

Employers often face barriers to reaching some employee populations; identifying opportunities to target health promotion and protection efforts can reduce absenteeism, improve health outcomes, and mitigate rising healthcare costs.

 

The American Cancer Society offers programs, communication tools, and information to support your organization in cancer prevention education, employee support and cancer-related health management.

Visit the resources below on the priorities around the CEO Chapter in 2021.

Return to Screening

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many elective procedures being put on hold, and this has led to a substantial decline in cancer screening. As your regular facility for health care returns to providing cancer screening, it’s important that it is done as safely as possible.

Learn how you can talk to your doctor and what steps you can take to plan a safe return to regular cancer screening in Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Fit2BeCancerFree - Physical Fitness

For most Americans who do not use tobacco, the most important cancer risk factors that can be changed are body weight, diet, and physical activity. At least 18% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to excess body weight, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition, and thus could be prevented.

To help stay healthy, American Cancer Society is hosting a national step tracking challenge called Fit2BeCancerFree. Join CEOs and executives around the country as they step up at work, inspiring thousands of colleagues to get active in the fight against cancer.  CLICK HERE for more information. 

Learn more about how to remain a healthy lifestyle by CLICKING HERE

Tobacco Control

While tobacco control and prevention efforts in the 50 years since the release of the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health have saved an estimated 8 million lives in the U.S., during the same period cigarette smoking cost our nation a devastating 20 million lives, including 2.5 million lives due to exposure to secondhand smoke, confirming tobacco’s relentless role as our nation’s leading preventable cause of death. In recognition of this challenge, we launched the new Center for Tobacco Control to play a leadership role, domestically and globally, in accelerating the reduction of tobacco use and elimination of tobacco-caused cancers and death.

CLICK HERE for information on tobacco control

CLICK HERE for information about the Great American Smokeout

Find us: 

American Cancer Society

1001 Craig Road Suite 350

Saint Louis, MO 63146