By becoming a member, your healthcare service will benefit in a number of ways:
- As part of a global movement, you can keep informed about global developments and international best practice in tobacco control.
- You will have an opportunity to draw on the experience of other Global Network members via a range of networking activities such as the GOLD Forum event.
- You will have an opportunity to benchmark your performance locally in relation to the Global Standards.
These benefits are reflected in continued improvements in performance against the Global Standards as experienced by our current members.
National / regional networks offer additional benefits as member healthcare services can:
- draw on the experience of other members via a range of national/regional networking activities
- receive support from members achieving a high level of implementation of the Global Standards
- share and access resources and information
- collaborate on tobacco related activities and projects, addressing local issues to improve national/regional approaches to tobacco management
- participate in a national/regional validation process involving independent validation of your self-audit against the Global Standards.
Want to join an established network in your region/country?
To join an established network in your country/region, please make direct contact with the relevant network coordinating centre or institution.
Want to join the Global Network as an individual healthcare service?
To join the Global Network as an individual healthcare service, complete the application form and return to the Global Network Secretariat together with your self-audit.
Want to create a national/regional network?
If you have three or more healthcare service in your region that are interested in creating a network, complete the application form to create a network and return to the Secretariat of the Coordinating Centre.
Associate membership is also available
An organisation that is not a healthcare service can join the Global Network as an associate member as can individual professionals who endorse, support and promote the implementation of the Global Network standards and concept for tobacco management within the healthcare environment. This includes for example:
- public health organizations, academic institutions or NGO’s
- health professionals, academics or interested experts