Council of Leading Global Health Experts

Driving global standards and policies

The Council works to drive global standards and policies that result in reducing risk and improving delivery of healthcare to international business travelers, expatriates (and their families) and employees (in emerging markets) wherever they may live or work.Read more

Three Holistic Pillars of the Council

People medical-ico workforce-ico wellness-ico people-ico

Addresses efforts to improve employee wellness and reduce medical risk in the context of the trends in the workplace demographics, and ultimately how to positively impact productivity.Learn More

Place global-ico note-ico home-ico setting-ico

Identifies the relevance of workforce geographic location and the unique requirements needed to support the health of a globally mobile workforce.
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Purpose health-document-ico partnership-ico

Focuses on how business leaders can best leverage corporate health in advancing their business agendas (i.e., private/public health partnerships and CSR, agendas.)Learn More

10 Key Recommended Actions to support the health and well-being of a globally mobile workforce

Orient, train and equip prior to departure

Leveraging technology such as online training tools and automated emails can maximize the opportunity to effectively prepare personnel.

Proactively assist at-risk personnel

By effectively screening and medically accommodating personnel, adverse health outcomes can be reduced and business continuity maintained. This is particularly true for those on extended travel to high medical risk locations or performing hazardous work.

Ensure access to a corporate medical resource

Corporate medical department resources offer medical expertise while understanding the business needs and employee health concerns. With this background, the best recommendations can be made in the interests of all.

24/7/365 medical assistance must be available globally with company insight and decision making capabilities

Even when personnel are oriented, equipped, trained and medically accommodated, health incidents will occur. In such cases, medical assistance services ensure care is provided in the most effective, culturally sensitive and timely manner – whether for a simple case (i.e. referral to a qualified provider) or a major medical emergency (i.e. aeromedical evacuation).

Understand and manage the medical risks where companies operate

Opening a new operation or service site or expanding an existing one requires a clear understanding of the health risks inherent at that location and within the community. This is particularly true in emerging markets or remote site locations.

Where local healthcare gaps exist, organizations may need to fill it

By providing healthcare services, organizations can reduce employee health risk while improving productivity, which is in alignment with business objectives. These local healthcare resources can also form the foundation of a global wellness platform while ensuring work-related medical cases are managed in the most effective manner.Finally, healthcare is a major sustainability issue, and partnering with local health services can achieve corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Understand the local occupational health requirements and industry standards

Occupational health laws and regulations vary widely, and in many emerging markets are in a state of flux. Many companies choose to maintain a corporate standard which in many cases is OSHA-based.

Business sustainability requires health crisis management plans and the resources to respond effectively

Workforce resiliency and readiness are key objectives as companies plan for the future. These dynamic plans require on-going maintenance and testing to ensure they remain relevant as new emerging health challenges arise.

Policies must drive the health agenda

Corporate health policies are critical to defining the purpose and objectives of an organization’s employee health strategy; ensuring the strategy is implemented, delivered and maintained.

Health is a major pillar of corporate sustainability

Particularly in new and emerging markets, health programs can improve productivity, build goodwill, and enhance business performance. These programs highlight the good work organizations are doing to support their CSR agenda as well as their Duty of Care obligations (taking care of their community from within).