Future of 'Healthy'
Healthy populations are the backbone of a sustainable economy – they are more productive and less expensive for both employers and healthcare systems. Reductions in illness and mortality are estimated to account for about 11% of economic growth in low-income and middle-income countries as measured in their national income accounts. However, very often health is still seen as a cost rather than an investment.
The project aims to highlight the value of healthy populations and their ability to boost socio-economic growth. Three specific objectives are to:
- Articulate the systemic links between health and other sectors such as employment, education, GDP and competitiveness
- Re-think the concept of return-on-investment in “healthy” for governments, businesses and society, and establish the investment case for healthy populations
- Transform the investment models for the eco-system of healthy.
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Cardinal Health
- Carlsberg Group
- Centene Corporation
- Coca-Cola Company
- General Mills
- Kaiser Permanente
- Kodiak Venture Partners
- Lindsay Goldberg
- Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
- Qualcomm Incorporated
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
- Royal Philips
- Singapore Health Promotion Board
- Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
- World Bank
- World Heart Federation