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Gold Star Standards of Excellence

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About the Program

The Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine conducts the Gold Star Standards of Excellence recognition program annually to encourage and support Maine’s  hospitals, colleges & universities and behavioral health organizations in addressing smoking and tobacco use by creating and maintaining smoke and tobacco-free policies.  The voluntary program is ten evidence-based, environment-specific standards for organizations to meet through written, sustainable policies and procedures.

Hospitals, colleges & universities and behavioral health organizations are committed to providing as healthy and safe of an environment as possible for their patients, students, faculty, clients, staff and visitors, this program gives these organizations recognition for leading the way by supporting tobacco-free environments.

For more information on each of the Gold Star Standards of Excellence Programs and past award recipients visit the websites below.

Hospitals
Colleges & Universities
Behavioral Health Organizations