Commitment to Action

Healthy Workplace Awards to Prevent Chronic Disease in India

Commitment by

Arogya World

In 2013, Arogya World committed to implement a Healthy Workplace Awards program in India, with the goal of promoting healthy behaviors and preventing non-communicable disease (NCDs) among 1,000,000 Indian workers. NCDs are highly prevalent in India; 60 million Indian people are currently living with diabetes, a disease which kills 1 million Indians every year. The World Health Organization says that 80% of diabetes cases, 80% of heart disease cases, and 40% of cancers can be prevented through behavioral changes, such as avoiding tobacco, eating healthy foods, and increasing physical activity. Using criteria developed in 2012 by a group of Indian stakeholders, Arogya World will utilize the Healthy Workplace Awards to motivate 100 Indian companies to adopt health-promoting work environments by 2016.

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Commitment

Healthy Workplace Awards to Prevent Chronic Disease in India

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$550,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Arogya World

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Public Health Foundation of India, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, Aon Corporation