Stillman partners with cancer-fighting initiative Going for Gold
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Zhoee’ Williams
Stillman College is the first institution of higher learning in the state of Alabama to join Going for Gold, a multi-year initiative partnering with historically Black colleges and universities to advance equitable cancer treatment and prevention.
Going for Gold was launched by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization that works to develop and administer initiatives that reduce the risk of cancer for communities.
The partnership will allow Stillman faculty, staff and students to access and contribute to CEO Roundtable’s Project Data Sphere, an open-access digital platform for aggregating and analyzing data to advance health equity efforts.
Stillman also will have access to grant monies through the initiative to enrich campus health programs, education, and support professional development for students.
Once Stillman meets Gold Standard benchmarks, it will have access to expand its student supports through health modules, events, and even financial support for student ambassadors to promote wellness across campus and engage in health research, said Marcus Kennedy, dean for Student Life at Stillman College.
Kennedy said the Going for Gold partnership will also help strengthen health and wellness services and programming that already exist across campus. Additionally, the college is partnered with Maude Whatley Health to provide general health and wellness on campus, and it provides learning and activity spaces to Arts & Autism.
Stillman is one of eight institutions across the country in the first Going for Gold group. The program pursues to include all 101 HBCUs and 27 four-year Hispanic serving institutions.
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