The GOLD Forum is a global platform that gives recognition to healthcare services working at the highest level of implementation of tobacco control in accordance with the Global Standards.
In addition to recognition, the GOLD Forum provides a learning and sharing opportunity for the exchange of good practice. The purpose of the GOLD Forum is to motivate healthcare services to achieve a higher level of implementation.
We all know that reaching this level is a great achievement, but we also know that sustaining this requires great commitment at an organisational level.
In order to support other health services in the network and globally to achieve a high level of implementation in all 8 standards, GOLD Forum members have the ability to share and showcase their experience and expertise through a variety of channels during the four years of their membership, thus supporting and motivating other health services in their tobacco control efforts. A key opportunity in this regard is the annual GOLD Forum event.
Who can participate in GOLD Forum?
All healthcare services that have reached a high level of implementation of the Global Standards and have had their self-audit results validated and verified within a national or regional process can participate. Applicants must have achieved a score of 126 or more and demonstrate:
A systematic tobacco cessation program
A systematic health promotion program
A tobacco-free healthcare environment
A tobacco-free culture among healthcare staff
Systematic monitoring and evaluation
Engagement in community tobacco-free activities at a local, regional and national level