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 doctor checks a young girl in a countryside clinic at Shihao Township on October 13, 2007 in Qijiang County of Chongqing Municipality, China.

Karen Eggleston and Colleagues Examine China's National Health Reforms at 10

In 2009, China launched comprehensive health system reforms. Ten years later, what progress has China made in enhancing financial protection under its social health insurance to achieve universal health coverage?
People receiving diabetes care in a rural clinic in India

Mitigating the Economic and Social Welfare Burden of South Asia’s Diabetes Epidemic

In a study published in the journal Current Diabetes Reports, AHPP Director Karen Eggleston evaluates the economic impact of diabetes in South Asia and offers policy recommendations.
Medical doctor chats with local residents while making housecalls

Special Issue Explores New Approaches to Financing the Many Needs that Come with Longevity

Published in The Journal of the Economics of Ageing and co-edited by Karen Eggleston, the special issue examines the economics of pensions, health, and long-term care, covering research on over 50 countries.

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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