January 11, 2020
As Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil is home to the fifth largest population in the world, with more than 195 million people. In the past decade, Brazil has greatly improved its socioeconomic levels among its population, and as result, almost 30 million people no longer live in poverty. The country’s rising socioeconomic levels have helped reduce inequality and has had a positive impact on some health outcomes. Today, health is seen as a constitutional right, with efforts focused on health promotion, sickness prevention and treatment and tackling serious diseases. Almost all employers provide health coverage for their workforce, but there is room for growth in the well-being sphere. Programs that integrate an employee’s physical health with emotional and financial well-being and overall job satisfaction will help build a more engaged and productive workforce. This report includes background on health promotion efforts; program strategy and status, program types; staff support; complexities and barriers; data and measurement; and recommendations for employers.