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The governor of Washington State declared a local public health emergency last week after a measles outbreak just outside of Portland, Oregon infected over 35 individuals, most of whom were unvaccinated. Considered all but eradicated in the U.S. just two decades ago due to widespread use of very effective vaccines, this potentially deadly disease has made a return. What can employers do to encourage vaccination amongst employees and their children? How can they go about increasing use of evidence-based vaccines for several diseases?
Global Business Group on Health reviews the 2018 year. What have been the top interests of GBGH members in 2018? What are your peers most concerned with?
Hepatitis B is a virus that causes up to 80% of liver cancer worldwide. It most often impacts people of working age between 35-65 years old.
Typically, employers either prefer to implement a single global EAP supplier or utilize a variety of regional or local vendors around the world. The argument for a single vendor includes broad geographical coverage, ease of communication, centralized account management and standard data reporting.
It’s important that a governance structure for benefits be in sync with the overall mission and goals of a company. What is at stake, among other things, is a company's fiscal health. Employers want to secure their employees’ health and well-being consistently across their operations in different local and global markets.
According to the World Health Organization, “work-related stress is the response people may have when presented with work demands and pressures that are not matched to their knowledge and abilities and which challenge their ability to cope. Stress occurs in a wide range of work circumstances, but is often made worse when employees feel they have little support from supervisors and colleagues, as well as little control over work processes.”
The decision to open an occupational or medical on-site health clinic in a given country is a multifaceted one. There are regulatory, external and internal issues to consider, and questions and answers will differ by company and by location.
Despite great progress on HIV/AIDS-related research, advocacy, and workplace initiatives, very little attention has historically been focused globally on HIV/AIDS and insurance coverage, particularly in the private market. Private insurance is important because it can improve employees’ access to effective HIV testing and treatment.
November 16 is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to progressive, incurable lung diseases (e.g., emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, etc.). Symptoms include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chronic cough, wheezing, and chest tightness. The main risk factors for COPD include tobacco smoking, indoor or outdoor air pollution, or exposure to occupational dusts and chemicals.
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