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

 A woman at a desk in a village medical clinic in China.

Improving Net Value in Chronic Disease Management

A new study by Karen Eggleston and colleagues in China provides empirical evidence of the causal effects of primary health care for improving health outcomes for patients with chronic disseases.
Elderly Chinese people practicing Tai Chi in a park

Colloquium Series: Towards Resilient Health Systems in Asia

From Bangladesh to Bhutan, Beijing to Jakarta, Japan to Vietnam, our 2021-22 colloquium series explores how policies and actions to align incentives help promote better health and stronger healthcare systems.
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.

Recently at AHPP

Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change | Tamma Carleton and Jiacan Yuan

Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change | Tamma Carleton and Jiacan Yuan

Indonesia Beyond COVID-19 | Vivi Alatas

Indonesia Beyond COVID-19 | Vivi Alatas

Provider Payment Reform in China | Julie Shi

Provider Payment Reform in China | Julie Shi

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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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