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Scholarly Publications

Implementation science for ambulatory care safety: a novel method to develop context-sensitive interventions to reduce quality gaps in monitoring high-risk patients.

June 2017

Missed evidence-based monitoring in high-risk conditions (e.g., cancer) leads to delayed diagnosis. Current technological solutions fail to close this safety gap.

Development and Validation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Measures of Potentially Preventable Emergency Department (ED) Visits: The ED Prevention Quality Indicators for General Health Conditions

March 2017

ObjectiveTo develop and validate rates of potentially preventable emergency department (ED) visits as indicators of community health.Data SourcesAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality,...

Municipal Water Disinfection and Mortality Decline in Developing Countries: Evidence from Mexico’s Programa Agua Limpia

March 2017

Historically, improvements in the quality of municipal drinking water made important contributions to mortality decline in wealthy countries.

Other Publications

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

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

Austerity measures have led to significant health declines

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Sanjay Basu, an assistant professor of medicine, argues in this commentary in Social Science & Medicine that austerity measures adopted after the global financial...

Education gap widens among adolescent boys and girls in low-income countries when younger siblings home sick

June 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Marcella Alsan argues in a new study in the journal Pediatrics, that identifying contributors to education disparities and making investments in early childhood health...

Study identifies cost-effective ways to combat HIV and the opioid crisis

May 2017

As more people inject drugs, risk of an HIV outbreak increases. The study examines four programs that could prevent an outbreak without breaking the bank.

Events

Elena Lucchese, "Ambulance response time: why should we care?"

March 15, 2017

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record by default.

Vector-borne disease in a changing world: Insights from ecology across scales

January 5, 2017

Abstract: Globally, infectious diseases are emerging at an increasing rate. Vector-borne diseases in particular present one of the biggest threats to public health globally.

Health Policy through 2020: The ACA, Payment Reform and Global Challenges

August 29, 2016

This event has reached capacity. Please join us to watch the live-stream at this link. The symposium will focus on the key questions that impact health through the year 2020.

Projects

Vision Care Training Materials

  During our Seeing Is Learning Program, we have used a number of instructional materials to inform children, caregivers, and teachers about vision problems and the importance of seeking vision...
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Seeing is Learning - Access to Vision Care: Rural vs. Urban

Eyeglass ownership among migrant children is as low as it is with rural children REAP’s research on uncorrected vision in both rural and urban settings reveal a high percentage of China’s rural and...
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The role of message framing in health behavior promotion among older adults

Adherence rates to public health recommendations are low, and seem to be falling.
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Multimedia

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...

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,...

People

Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Sara Cody Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Huan Zhou Affiliate
Stephen M. Shortell Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
D. Scott Smith Affiliated Faculty