A doctor checks a young girl in a countryside clinic in China

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

n elderly Chinese man pushes an elderly woman in a wheelchair through a local shopping mall in Beijing, China

Probing the Effect of Retirement on Health Care Utilization

Program Director Karen Eggleston and colleagues analyze health care expenditures among Chinese at retirement, helping evaluate retirement reforms and inform policy in China and elsewhere.
Portrait of Radhika Jain with text congratulating her on winning the inaugural Adam Wagstaff award

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Wins Prestigious Award

Warm congratulations to Radhika Jain on receiving the inaugural Adam Wagstaff Award for her outstanding research on the behavior of private hospitals within public health insurance in India!
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New Tool for Addressing Asia's Diabetes Epidemic

Program Director Karen Eggleston and colleagues developed a validated model for predicting lifetime health outcomes of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in East Asian populations.

Recently at AHPP

Our 2021-22 colloquium series, Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia, is available to stream on-demand via our YouTube channel along with other events we hosted this past year. Catch up on any webinars you may have missed and revisit your favorite topics.

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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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