The annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence recognition program encourages and supports Maine’s institutions and organizations that are addressing smoking and tobacco use by creating and maintaining smoke and tobacco-free policies to provide a healthy and safe environment for their students, faculty, staff and visitors.
All Maine Behavioral Health Organizations, Colleges/Universities and Career/Trade Schools are encouraged to apply for recognition. Those that meet a minimum of seven of the ten standards will be recognized with an award at the
Awards Celebration event at the Annual Tobacco Treatment &
Prevention Conference in June 2019.
7-8 Standards = BRONZE AWARD
9 Standards = SILVER AWARD
10 Standards = GOLD AWARD
to find application submission details, how to find local support for application assistance and how to nominate an Individual Gold Star Champion!
*Download the Higher Education Institution GSSE Application
*Download the Behavioral Health Organization GSSE Application