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The Business Group Blog was created to share and discuss information about challenges and solutions to the health care benefits issues that large employers face today and tomorrow — such as controlling health care costs, reforming the health care delivery system, and engaging employees in their health and benefits — and will provide insight into national health policy issues. We hope you find this information useful and will consider subscribing to the blog and sharing any thoughts or ideas with us at blog@businessgrouphealth.org.

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There are 22 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Global".

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1. World Health Day Prompts a Look at Universal Health Care

World Health Day is coming up on April 7, 2019. The theme of this year’s event is Universal Health Care (UHC), a concept first adopted  by all World Health Organization (WHO) member countries in the Alma-Ata Declaration. The focus of UHC is on primary health care as the core means for providing equitable, affordable and comprehensive health care to people in all countries. Many world governments are committed to achieving UHC by 2030.

 

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2. The Mental Health Stigma: Breaking Down Barriers is a Global Challenge

Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Although there are well-known psychological and pharmaceutical treatments, fewer than half of those affected in the world (in many countries, fewer than 10%) receive such treatments.

Tags: mental health, global
3. Registration is now open for the inaugural Global Summit

Join us in the nation’s capital for a unique employer-only experience bringing together the best and brightest benefit leaders from around the world. The Global Summit 2019 is the very first event of its kind designed specifically to explore themes exclusively relevant for global benefit leaders.  Focused around the theme, Navigating the Complex Global Benefits Landscape, this unique, brand new event will delve into emerging global topics

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4. GBGH Hosts First Latin America Regional Summit

The Global Business Group on Health℠ (GBGH) held its inaugural Latin America Regional Summit on January 24. In partnership with Mercer Marsh Beneficios, members were able to network in-person in Mexico City. José Luis Avilés Mercado of Mercer Marsh Beneficios moderated a panel on regional health management trends with his colleagues, Dr. Jonathan Cuevas and Diana Moreno.

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5. The Impact of Technology on Health Care: What's in Store for Large Employers?

We’ve all heard about artificial intelligence and how it’s going to change the way we interact and perceive the world around us. The health care industry is no exception. At our upcoming Business Health Agenda conference, we will explore whether AI innovation, fueling new uses of data, could create a tipping point in health care.

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6. Breaking Down Brexit

Brexit, the United Kingdom’s impending withdrawal from the European Union, is top of mind for Global Business Group on Health members. Our team recently conducted an interview with representatives from the British embassy to learn more about the situation and potential implications and associated outcomes.

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7. Measles Outbreaks: Preventable But On the Rise

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?

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8. 2018 in Review: Global Areas of Focus and Contributions

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?

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9. International Women's Day is March 8th!

March 8 will be International Women’s Day. The theme is #PressforProgress. According to Mercer, less than 60-70% of women are in the workforce, and female representation drops as career levels rise.

Tags: global, women at work
10. JoinJade: Employers Addressing Hepatitis B Stigma, Prevention and Care

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.

Tags: Hepatitis B, Global, JoinJade

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