Health policy

Scholarly Publications

Poisonous Pandas: Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing in Critical Historical Perspectives

May 2018

A favorite icon for cigarette manufacturers across China since the mid-twentieth century has been the panda, with factories from Shanghai to Sichuan using cuddly cliché to market tobacco products....

Avoidable Hospital Admissions From Diabetes Complications In Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, And Communities Outside Beijing

January 2018

Improving the quality of primary care may reduce avoidable hospital admissions.

Mortality In Rural China Declined As Health Insurance Coverage Increased, But No Evidence The Two Are Linked

September 2017

Health insurance holds the promise of improving population health and survival and protecting people from catastrophic health spending.

Other Publications

Disparities in health and health care in Myanmar

December 2015

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a complex political and economic transformation, from a long civil war and military regime to a peace process and democratisation.

Consensus Statement: Primary Health Care Reform & Community Health Service in China

July 2015

The conference report from the workshop, Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China, held on June 18, 2015 at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The report is written...

News

Asia Health Policy Program Assembles Conferences in Beijing on Healthy Aging and Primary Care

August 2018

In the summer of 2018, the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (co)hosted two conferences in Beijing.

Mortality declines in rural China yet no clear link to universal health insurance

September 2017

Rural areas of China have made remarkable progress in reducing adult mortality within the past 15 years yet broadened health insurance was not a casual factor in that decline, according to a new...

Call for papers: Workshop on inequality and ageing

July 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in conjunction with The Next World Program, is soliciting papers for a workshop, “Inequality & Aging,” held at...

Events

The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program

May 8, 2014

This study analyzes the effects of Indonesia's conditional cash transfer program on the local health care market in terms of price, utilization, and quality of care.

Overcoming Health Challenges Facing Mongolia: Medical and Entrepreneurial Perspectives

April 9, 2014

Average life expectancy in Mongolia is 65 years, much shorter than that of other East Asian countries such as South Korea (78.5 years) and China (72.5 years).

NHI Reform in Taiwan: Recent Developments

October 14, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Center of East Asian Studies, Stanford University Prominent health policy expert—Rachel Lu from Taiwan—will share her view on recent health policy developments in the region,...

Projects

Asia Health Policy Program Working Paper Series

The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) working paper series promotes dissemination of high-quality social science research on health policy and demographic change in the Asia-Pacific region, drawing...
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Asia Health Policy Program

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Population Aging, Child Health and Control of Infectious Diseases

The Asia Health Policy Program works with other researchers at Stanford and several countries of the Asia-Pacific to analyze prominent issues in population aging, child health, and control of...
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Multimedia

Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States

May 2017

Video and transcript from the panel discussion, "Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States," on April 24, 2017, with presentations from Hirotaka Unami, senior director for policy planning and research...

From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China," on April 24, 2017, by Bei Lu, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales,...

Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages," on April 24, 2017, by Marco Angrisani, an economist at the University of Southern California, followed by discussion led by Kathleen...

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