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Asia Health Policy Program

Promoting a comparative understanding of health and health policy in the Asia-Pacific region

Who We Are

The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center empowers health systems and policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to improve their proactive responses to population health problems. We contribute Asia-specific evidence to guide healthcare providers and policy audiences towards better understanding of health and demographic issues and more effective delivery of disease management and other health services. We do so by conducting comparative research, collaborating with experts throughout the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, supporting young scholars from the region, hosting public forums, and sharing our publications.

 

In the Spotlight

Doctor and nurse working on computer together. Female medical professionals are wearing uniforms. They are standing in hospital corridor.

Positive Outcomes in Taiwan’s Diabetes Care Program

Program Director Karen Eggleston and co-authors reveal how incentive-based measures to ensure continuity and quality of diabetes care at a hospital system in Taiwan resulted in positive health outcomes.
2022-23 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Jianan Yang

Meet our 2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellow: Jianan Yang

A health economist, Dr. Yang studies what drives the sub-optimal healthcare-seeking behaviors in developing countries and how they can be improved by leveraging price or non-price mechanisms.
A trio of elderly women in Japan

Closing Health Gaps to Address Population Aging Challenges

A new study by researchers at Tokyo University and Stanford, including Karen Eggleston, brings attention to widening health disparities among older Japanese people by sex and by educational status.

Recently at AHPP

Mechanism Design for Personalized Health Care: Motivating Healthy Habits | Ariel Zucker

Mechanism Design for Personalized Health Care: Motivating Healthy Habits | Ariel Zucker

Too Busy to Be Cured | Wei Huang

Too Busy to Be Cured | Wei Huang

A Deadly Syndemic in Myanmar | Phyu Phyu Thin Zaw and Nay-Lin Tun

A Deadly Syndemic in Myanmar | Phyu Phyu Thin Zaw and Nay-Lin Tun

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AHPP Research

Our research projects encompass issues such as chronic disease management, public-private collaborations tackling innovation for healthy aging, the economics of financing longevity, and productivity adjusted for quality in healthcare, among others.

Scholars in conversation during an AHPP workshop at Stanford

AHPP Publications

We share our research findings through peer-reviewed journals, scholarly and trade presses, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s publishing program, and our own working paper series.

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