The GOLD Forum is a global platform that gives recognition to healthcare services working at the highest level of implementation of tobacco management in accordance with the Global Standards.
Reaching a high level of implementation is a great achievement but sustaining that implementation over time requires an even great commitment at an organisational level.
The purpose of the GOLD Forum is to motivate healthcare services to continuously improve the implementation quality of all eight standards and provide a learning and sharing opportunity for the exchange of experiences and good practice.
GOLD Forum members have the ability to share and showcase their experiences and expertise through a variety of channels during the four years of their membership, thus supporting and motivating other healthcare services locally and internationally in their tobacco management efforts.
All healthcare services that have reached a high level of implementation of the Global Standards and have had their self-audit results verified and validated within a national or regional process are eligible to be nominated as a candidate in a GOLD Forum Process. .
Nominated candidates must have achieved a self-audit score of equal or greater than 126 and have demonstrated the implementation of:
· 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
Nominated GOLD Process candidates are then peer-reviewed in an international jury process.
The GOLD Process is detailed on the information presentation by the Global Network.