Healthy Workplace Awards to Prevent Chronic Disease in India

With non-communicable disease (NCDs) prevalent in India, the Healthy Workplace Award program is a commitment by Arogya World with the goal of promoting healthy behaviors and preventing non-communicable disease (NCDs) among 1,000,000 Indian workers. The program will utilize the Healthy Workplace Awards to motivate 100 Indian companies to adopt health-promoting work environments by 2016.

Healthy Workplace Awards to Prevent Chronic Disease in India

In 2013, Arogya World committed to implement a pioneering Healthy Workplace Awards program in India, to help prevent non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, in the workplace setting. The purpose of this commitment is to prevent chronic diseases for working professionals in India by transforming workplaces to become health-promoting environments. This commitment will provide an opportunity for the private sector to demonstrate leadership in preventing NCDs.

Through this commitment, Healthy Workplace Awards will be given to 100 organizations in India before December 2016, contributing to improving the health of 1,000,000 employees. Given annually around World Diabetes Day (November 14), these awards (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) will provide an external score-card and incentivize companies to invest in workplace wellness. Site visits by a 3-person assessment team will confirm award levels. A full-page ad in newspapers around the country will promote the winners and this program to motivate more companies to join in subsequent years.

The criteria for the Healthy Workplace Awards were developed in 2012 in India, with Indian experts and multi-stakeholder input. The criteria were released in November 2012 to a gathering of Indian and global stakeholders from government, medicine, public health, and industry. Joining Arogya World in this Commitment as partners are the Public Health Foundation of India, Aon plc and NationWide. Arogya World will also be collaborating with the Department of Health & Family Welfare, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and the Government of India on this effort.


  • Arogya World

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working to prevent NCDs, non-communicable diseases, through health education and lifestyle change. We engage with health leaders as well...

  • Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

    India | Staff size: 51-100

    The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international...

  • AON Plc

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Aon plc is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing. Through its more than 62,000 colleagues...

  • Nationwide - The Family Doctors

    Service Providers
    India | Staff size: 101-250

    We are NationWide, India’s pioneering chain of family physician and paediatric clinics that aims to revolutionise the way primary care is delivered in the...

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Key Information

LocationIndia, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 550 Thousand