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Global Initiative on Health and the Economy

The Global Initiative on Health and the Economy works to champion good health and good health care policies as vital to advancing economic growth and prosperity.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldDec 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Map: The U.S. Chamber visited seven countries in seven days.

The U.S. Chamber Racks Up the Frequent-Flyer Miles: Seven Countries in Seven Days

We're helping American companies bring their products, services, and business know-how to countries all over the world.

Above the FoldDec 20, 2016 - 10:30am
A man getting his blood pressure checked at a U.S. Chamber-sponsored health screening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Why Are U.S. Companies Trying to Improve Health Care in Saudi Arabia?

The U.S.Chamber traveled to Saudi Arabia to promote public-private partnerships in support of the Saudi government’s health goals.

Press ReleaseDec 05, 2016 - 3:00am

U.S. Chamber, Council of Saudi Chambers Announce Partnerships in Support of Saudi Arabia Health Goals

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry's Committee on Trade and Investment today announced a new partnership in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s health targets. The announcement was made during a wellness screening event, which promoted the importance of lifestyle choices in lowering risk factors and the role employers can play in supporting healthy habits.

Press ReleaseSep 15, 2016 - 7:45am

U.S. Chamber Releases Study on the Economic Impact of Ill Health in Indonesia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Initiative on Health and the Economy released its new study today in Jakarta, Indonesia, which estimates the economic cost of ill health related to lost productivity.

ReportSep 13, 2016 - 11:30am

Economic Costs of Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Early Retirement Due to Ill Health: A Focus on Indonesia

This report provides estimates of the economic cost due to productivity losses arising from absenteeism, presenteeism and early retirement due to ill health. For Indonesia, these losses equate to a total of 6.5% of GDP in 2015 as shown in Table ES 1, increasing to 7.2% of GDP by 2030.

ReportApr 21, 2016 - 9:00am

Brochure: Global Initiative on Health and the Economy

To learn more about the Global Initiative on Health and the Economy, read our brochure.

Press ReleaseApr 15, 2016 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Releases Study on the Impact of Health and Wellness on the Global Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the ongoing work of the Global Initiative on Health and the Economy, the U.S.

EventApr 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Global Initiative on Health and the Economy

Professor Bruce Rasmussen, the director of the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, and a distinguished roster of experts will discuss how healthy, productive workforces drive economic growth.

ReportApr 15, 2016 - 8:00am

Health and The Economy: The Impact of Wellness on Workforce Productivity in Global Markets

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Initiative on Health and the Economy released the attached report, "Health and The Economy: The Impact of Wellness on Workforce Productivity in Global Markets," on April 15, 2016.