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These materials provide an overview of China in the areas of health, healthcare, health-related legislation, and benefits.

  • Profile: Health and Health Systems – February 20, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This profile provides information about the health and health care systems in China. It also includes demographic, economic, and environmental factors that may impact the health and well-being of an employer's workforce there.

  • Health Benefits Fact Sheet – February 20, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This fact sheet provides an overview of health benefits practices and wellness initiatives in China.

  • Health and Benefits Update in China – February 23, 2012 Global locked secured document
    Mercer provided an update on changes in the health and benefits landscape in China. This presentation demonstrates the progress made since the June 2009 presentation.

  • Global Demographic Prospects to 2030: Implications for the World Economy – December 8, 2011 Global locked secured document
    Nicholas Eberstadt of American Enterprise Institute presented the demographic outlook to 2030 for the world. He addresses upcoming population issues for China, India, Japan, Russia, Western Europe, and the U.S.

  • Market Intelligence — October 15, 2013
    These materials (Country Snapshot and Health Dashboard) provide a brief overview of the health care system, population health statistics, and HR practices in multiple countries.

Benefits Issues
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  • Globally Aligned and Locally Relevant Benefits Governance — October 31, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Cris Ponce, Benefits Manager for South Asia, Australia, New Zealand & Japan at Cisco discussed benefits governance from global and local perspectives.

  • 'Local Plus' Coverage Panel — March 27, 2013
    Mercer and three employers discussed 'local plus' coverage in China.
    • Market Overview Global locked secured document
      Mercer provided a market overview of the issues in 'local plus' coverage in China.

    • Package and Framework Global locked secured document
      Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. discussed its 'local plus' package and framework.

    • Practices Global locked secured document
      Cummins presented its 'local plus' practices a variety of areas including pension and medical plan.

    • International Transfer Policy Global locked secured document
      Cisco shared its 'local plus' international transfer policy.

  • Communicate With Global HR — March 27, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Karen Zhao, Compensation and Benefits Manager for Cummins in China discussed tips for successful communication with global HR.

  • Quality Health Care at the Workplace — March 27, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Dr. Fiona Bao discussed Dow Chemical Company's on-site medical clinic in China including philosophy and services provided.

  • Health Care Costs in China Quick Survey Report — December 3, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This survey report shows increases in health care costs for global companies and members' approaches to lower those increasing going forward.

Employee Assistance Programs
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Hepatitis B
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GBGH collaborated with the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University on the important health issue of hepatitis B in Asians and Asian Americans. The following products are the result of this collaboration and include an overview presentation, brochures, and a manager guide for business.

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  • HIV/AIDS Impact and Response by Country — January 23, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This spreadsheet provides information about HIV/AIDS prevalence, legislation, prevention and treatment in 17 different countries. Employers should consider using this information as they plan their HIV education programs and benefit strategies in their worldwide locations. The countries targeted include Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

Medical Check-Up Project
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  • Employee Medical Check-Up: China Market Overview — December 11, 2013 Global locked secured document
    This first report outlines the current state of the medical check-up marketplace in China and provides useful information about the process, funding, and vendors. Also see the second report for this project below.

  • China Medical Check-Up Study: Project Methods and Recommendations — December 11, 2013 Global locked secured document
    This report (the second in the series) outlines the approach used to examine the common check-up offered currently and provides recommendations for a more clinically evidence-based medical check-up package.

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  • China's Burden of Tobacco — July 24, 2012
    This document outlines the toll of tobacco in China including the prevalence of tobacco-related disease, its economic cost and locally available cessation resources.

  • Global Tobacco Policies (Excel) — September 8, 2011 Global locked secured document
    This excel spreadsheet presents country-level policies and regulations that may be pertinent to corporate tobacco cessation efforts. Information is included for ten target countries on a wide range of issues (national/local legislation, available smoking bans, availability of NRT, etc.). Employers are encouraged to send (global@businessgrouphealth.org) updated information about their in-country tobacco cessation experiences and initiatives for future inclusion.

Traffic Injury Prevention
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  • Employee Health & Well-being Programs — October 31, 2013 Global locked secured document
    Bai Lei, Project Manager, Global Health, Work-Life & Safety at Deere & Co. outlined the company’s health and well-being programs offered in China.

  • A Snapshot of Wellness Programs and the Annual Check-Up in China — March 28, 2012 Global locked secured document
    Mercer reviewed the prevalence of wellness programs in China and provided a snapshot of the commonly provided health check-up.
  • Wellness SYMplified — March 28, 2012 Global locked secured document
    Symantec discussed elements of its wellness program in China.

  • Health Screening: Scientific Basis — March 28, 2012 Global locked secured document
    Dr. Tong Chen (IBM) provided a list of tests commonly found in the health check-up used in China and discussed the available evidence.

  • Standard Market Practice in Health Promotion – February 20, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This report provides context on employer's health promotion practices in China. The report includes background, program strategy and status, program types, staff support, complexities and barriers, data and measurement, project information, and recommendations for employers.

  • Health Resources Guide – February 20, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This resource guide includes information on health and wellness vendors, government agencies, medical associations, and advocacy organizations in China.

  • Immunization Recommendations – February 20, 2012 Global locked secured document
    This document reports the recommendations for children and adult vaccinations in China.

  • Wellness Programs in China – November 7, 2011
    This survey explores common employer health promotion practices in China and assesses top employee health needs. Specifically, what offer programs, benefits and services do employers offer their Chinese employee population, who manages those initiatives, and what sources of information do they use to track program impact?

Women at Work
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