The Global Network offers free membership to all healthcare services globally, including public and private healthcare services.
By becoming a member, your healthcare service will benefit in several ways:
As part of a global movement, you can keep informed about global developments and international best practice in tobacco control.
You will have an opportunity to draw on the experience of other Global Network members via a range of networking activities such as the GOLD Forum event.
You will have an opportunity to benchmark your performance locally in relation to the Global Standards.
For our members these benefits are reflected in improved performance against the Global Standards
Healthcare services may join the Global Network as a single healthcare service or as part of a regional / national network.
National / regional networks offer additional benefits as member healthcare services can:
draw on the experience of other members via a range of national/regional networking activities
receive support from members achieving a high level of implementation of the Global Standards
share and access resources and information
collaborate on tobacco related activities and projects, addressing local issues to improve national/regional approaches to tobacco management
participate in a national/regional validation process involving independent validation of your self-audit against the Global Standards.
Associate membership is also available
Individual professionals and non-healthcare service organisations can join the Global Network as an associate member if they endorse, support and promote the implementation of the Global Standards and concept for tobacco management within the healthcare environment. This includes for example:
public health organisations, academic institutions or Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s)
health professionals, academics or interested experts