The Gold Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a wide and influential reach in the healthcare industry. Over our 30+ years, we have expanded from our roots in medical education to work with doctors and nurses, hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, community health centers, nursing and other healthcare schools, associations, fellow nonprofits and foundations, and global healthcare corporations. We believe that it takes a great and collective effort to create change and ensure humanism in healthcare for all.
Our programs include the Gold Humanism Honor Society, with 180+ chapters and 45,000+ members; the iconic White Coat Ceremony and Nursing Oath Ceremony, which emphasizes the importance of humanism from the start of training; and many prestigious awards that reinforce humanism, such as the National Humanism in Medicine Medal and the joint Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare. We also create resources to support humanism, such as the Tell Me More® communications tool, Gold Human InSight Webinars, and our Gold conferences.
Our Mission: The Gold Foundation champions humanism in healthcare, which we define as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care. This Gold standard of care embraces all and targets barriers to such care. We empower experts, learners, and leaders to together create systems and cultures that support humanistic care for all.
The Gold Foundation has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and anti-racism, values rooted in our mission of humanism in healthcare for all. We are building a diverse team, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.