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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

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.
Two men walking

Projecting Disparities in Health Outcomes in Rapidly Aging Societies

Coauthors Cynthia Chen and Karen Eggleston compare projections of health outcomes, including disparities in disability prevalence by educational attainment, among future cohorts of elderly in Singapore and South Korea.
A health worker checks a patient's blood pressure at a clinic in Pokhara, Nepal

The Association Between Health Workforce and Health Outcomes

A new study by Program Director Karen Eggleston underscores the importance of strengthening the health workforce to achieve health-related Sustainable Development Goals and improve health outcomes,

Recently at AHPP

China’s Changing Demography | Wang Feng, Li Shuzhuo, and Yong Cai

China’s Changing Demography | Wang Feng, Li Shuzhuo, and Yong Cai

Women Left Behind: Gender Disparities in India's Health System | Radhika Jain

Women Left Behind: Gender Disparities in India's Health System | Radhika Jain

Assessing the Net Value of Medical Spending | David Cutler, Abe Dunn, Marcia Weaver

Assessing the Net Value of Medical Spending | David Cutler, Abe Dunn, Marcia Weaver

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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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