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, clients, patients, 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 in June 2020.
7-8 Standards = BRONZE AWARD
9 Standards = SILVER AWARD
10 Standards = GOLD AWARD
Visit our website for a preview of the 2020 GSSE Standards, how to find local support for application assistance and other additional details!