Gold Star Standards

Breathe Easy conducts the Gold Star Standards of Excellence recognition program annually to encourage and support Maine’s healthcare organizations that are addressing smoking and tobacco use by creating and maintaining smoke and tobacco-free policies. As leaders in wellness, Maine healthcare organizations seek to optimize the health of patients and the surrounding community. Healthcare organizations provide key community support and are exemplary role models of health care excellence. Tobacco-free campus policies are examples of this commitment that benefits patients, employees, and the entire community.

Congratulations to the 2024 Gold Star Standards of Excellence Awardees

44 Maine Organizations, including 10 Healthcare Organizations, are being recognized this year for their commitment to addressing tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure, and nicotine dependence.

2024 Honorees

  • Learn more about the Healthcare awardees from 2024 and previous years.

2024 Program Timeline

2024 Award Levels

2024 Healthcare GSSE Standards

  • Platinum: 10 Standards
  • Gold: 8-9 Standards
  • Silver: 6-7 Standards
  • Bronze: 5 Standards

Eligible Healthcare Organizations

All Maine health organizations are invited to apply, this includes but is not limited to:

  • Dental Clinics
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Private Practices or Clinics
  • School-Based Health Centers

Congratulations to the 2023 Awardees!

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