Our Mission and Work
Established in 2007, the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) at Stanford University's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC
) advances a comparative understanding of health and health policy in the Asia-Pacific to improve healthcare and the overall quality of life across the region. We tackle some of the most complex challenges confronting Asian countries, from addressing the links between poverty and ill health to improving “value for money” and defining appropriate government and market roles in health systems.
We pursue our mission by conducting policy-relevant, collaborative research
with scholars and professionals across the Pacific and around the world; offering courses and training opportunities
to students and emerging scholars; convening academic and public forums
on health and demographic change in the Asia-Pacific; and sharing our research findings and policy recommendations in a variety of publications
on comparative health policy topics.
AHPP is one of several research programs housed at Shorenstein APARC in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI