Be Healthy is the first Novartis company-wide health and well-being initiative, and is intended to benefit all Novartis Group company associates. The initiative provides associates a platform to become more involved in their personal health and live healthier lives. This initiative builds upon a tradition of providing well-being programs for associates at Novartis. The health of associates is a top priority for us and a natural extension of our company purpose to “care and cure.”
Novartis is focusing on prevention programs as part of Be Healthy. Statistics from the World Economic Forum (WEF) show that workplace health and well-being programs addressing lifestyle changes can help prevent up to 40% of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and lung disorders.
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While activities are voluntary for associates, locations participating in Be Healthy introduce a range of health and well-being activities to encourage Group company associates to exercise regularly, choose healthy food offerings in canteens and participate in free screenings to learn important numbers such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In addition, support programs are available for those managing an illness or condition.
Following the program’s launch in 2011, each year locations worldwide will participate in Be Healthy Celebration Week: five days of health and well-being activities, including free health checks, exercise classes and healthy food.
Be Healthy has broad reach within Novartis. In 2011, 76 of the largest Novartis locations across 32 countries launched Be Healthy, reaching 80% of affiliates associates. In 2012, the initiative expanded – reaching 95% of associates by adding 100 locations in more than 50 countries.