John Donahue, Karen Eggleston, and Richard Zeckhauser in conversation at the entrance to Encina Hall, Stanford.

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

A woman walks past a mural referring to the Covid-19 coronavirus painted on a wall on December 10, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

The COVID Crisis of India’s Vulnerable Populations

A new study by Karen Eggleston and colleagues documents the disproportionately adverse health, psychosocial, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with chronic conditions in India.
3D mockup of the book 'The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector'

New Book: Collaborative Governance in China and the United States

In 'The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector,' authors Karen Eggleston, John Donahue, and Richard Zeckhauser reveal how both China and the US engage private actors to meet growing demands for public services.
[Left] A nurse assists an elderly woman in a wheel chair; [Right] Oliver Hart

Public-Private Partnerships for Effective Healthcare

Follow our colloquium series, including a keynote address by Harvard economist and Nobel Laureate Oliver Hart, in exploring how public-private partnerships interact within health systems and affect well-being.

Recently at AHPP

Laurence Lien and Dr. Ranak Trivedi join our 2020-21 colloquium series to discuss how public-private collaborations are accelerating improvements in palliative care in Singapore and parts of South Asia, and how technology is enabling bettter self-management of chronic illness among Asian-Americans.

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Public-Private Collaborations in Palliative Care in Asia

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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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