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.
Increase Your Screen Time
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 more on how you can Increase Your Screen Time by going to www.getscreenedmo.org
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 on the 2024 Challenge.
Learn more about how to remain a healthy lifestyle by CLICKING HERE.
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
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. Men can get breast cancer too. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 833, compared to 1 in 8 for women.
CLICK HERE for information on breast cancer
CLICK HERE for messaging resources on breast cancer
CLICK HERE for information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
CLICK HERE for information about Men Wear Pink campaign