Employee Assistance Programs
Medical Benefits Project
Traffic Injury Prevention
Women at Work
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
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
This fact sheet provides an overview of health benefits practices and wellness initiatives in China.
Health and Benefits Update in China – February 23, 2012
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
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.
Global Health Risks – April 5, 2010
This document compares health issues in 14 countries at a high level.
Market Intelligence — August 25, 2011
These materials (Country Snapshot and Health Dashboard) provide a brief overview of the health care system, population health statistics, and HR practices in target countries plus 8 additional countries. Non-target countries include Argentina, Egypt, Ireland, Poland, Singapore, Turkey and Vietnam.
'Local Plus' Coverage Panel — March 27, 2013
Mercer and three employers discussed 'local plus' coverage in China.
- Market Overview
Mercer provided a market overview of the issues in 'local plus' coverage in China.
- Package and Framework
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. discussed its 'local plus' package and framework.
Cummins presented its 'local plus' practices a variety of areas including pension and medical plan.
- International Transfer Policy
Cisco shared its 'local plus' international transfer policy.
Communicate With Global HR — March 27, 2013
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
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
This survey report shows increases in health care costs for global companies and members' approaches to lower those increasing going forward.
Employee Assistance Programs
Summary of Employee Assistance Program and Mental Health Services Landscape — March 5, 2012
This short overview covers why employers should consider offering an employee assistance program in China, as well as a description of the mental health system and status of EAPs in that country.
Employee Assistance Program Vendor Offerings Chart — March 5, 2012
This chart is a compilation of global, regional and local vendors in each target country. For the highlighted global vendors, there are the country offerings chart and language offerings chart.
Health Barometer: Engaging in Health Toward a Better Bottom Line — February 23, 2012
Edelman presented how employers can engage employees in their health.
Inside Employee's Minds: Navigating the New Rules of Engagement — December 8, 2011
This Mercer presentation compares what engages employees in different markets and how employers should approach this issue.
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.
Steps to Address Chronic Hepatitis B in the Asian Workforce — February 21, 2013
Dr. Samuel So of the Asian Live Center presented its recent findings on employer efforts Hepatitis B
Why Chronic Hepatitis B Should Be at the Top of Your List of Chronic Diseases in China — March 28, 2012
Dr. Sam So from the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University outlined the problem of hepatitis B in China and the role large employers can play.
Hepatitis B General Information Brochure – June 21, 2011
This brochure provides employees with an overview of hepatitis B, and promotes prevention, treatment, and non-discrimination.
Hepatitis B and Moms-to-Be Brochure – June 21, 2011
This brochure provides pregnant women with an overview of hepatitis B and promotes pre-natal and post-natal preventive care.
Chronic Hepatitis B: A Vital Sign in Asians and Asian Americans Webinar Presentation — June 14, 2011
Dr. Samuel So from the Asian Liver Center presented information on hepatitis B and its impact on Asians (especially the Chinese), Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans. He also shared actionable items for employers. Listen to the recording.
Healthymagination: Hepatitis B Management in General Electric Webinar Presentation — June 14, 2011
Dr. Jean Wu from General Electric presented information on her company's Hepatitis B vaccination program.
IBM: Hepatitis B Program and Long History of Non-Discrimination in China Webinar Presentation — June 14, 2011
Dr. Tong Chen from IBM presented information on his company's Hepatitis B policies and procedures.
The Business Response to Hepatitis B: An Action Guide for Managers (Chinese Version) — October 25, 2010
This Chinese-translated brochure provides employers with an overview of Hepatitis B and actionable strategies on screening, vaccination, and treatment.
The Business Response to Hepatitis B: An Action Guide for Managers – October 25, 2010
This brochure provides employers with an overview of Hepatitis B and actionable strategies on screening, vaccination, and treatment.
HIV/AIDS Impact and Response by Country — January 23, 2012
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 Benefits Project
A group of GBGH members has worked on addressing the lack of medical benefits and poor service standards in China. Additional materials for the activities of the project from 2007 to date are available through GBGH staff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
End of Life: A Workplace Management Challenge — September 2, 2010
Pitney Bowes presented why and how employers can address this issue affecting their employees and their families.
End of Life Care Outside the United States Report — September 1, 2010
This report covers several aspects of end of life care (health care payment structure, use of hospice/palliative care, caregiving, demographics and data on dying, regulations, and helpful resources) for each target country and includes several global resources.
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
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 (email@example.com) updated information about their in-country tobacco cessation experiences and initiatives for future inclusion.
Tobacco: The Business of Quitting – July 22, 2011
This website gives an overview of tobacco use, tobacco-related health information, workplace usage, available tobacco cessation treatment options, and resources in China.
Traffic Injury Prevention
Road Traffic Domestic & Global Initiative: Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 — December 8, 2011
IBM presented its global initiative on reducing road traffic injuries.
A Snapshot of Wellness Programs and the Annual Check-Up in China — March 28, 2012
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
Symantec discussed elements of its wellness program in China.
Health Screening: Scientific Basis — March 28, 2012
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
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
This resource guide includes information on health and wellness vendors, government agencies, medical associations, and advocacy organizations in China.
Immunization Recommendations – February 20, 2012
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
Work-Life Perspectives: Talent Management in Asia — February 21, 2013
Catalyst shared work-life strategies that employers can implement to improve work-life balance in Asian markets.
Women in China: A Glimpse at Their Health Status and Challenges – June 1, 2012
This document summarizes areas of inequality in China that affect women in the workplace, in society, in the home and as individuals. It also outlines what some employers have done to address these issues and provides a list of Chinese advocacy groups that may be useful to local human resources and benefits staff.
Women's Health Around the World – November 30, 2011
This chart provides comparative data for GHBI target countries on issues relevant to women's health.
Webinar: Global Trends in Health Benefits for Women – November 17, 2011
Dr. Lorna Friedman and CÉline Ng Tong from Mercer present an overview of women in the workplace and highlight their health care concerns and issues.
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