Yale School of Public Health to co-host conference on advances in health policy and healthcare in China and the United States

A conference Advances in Health Policy and Healthcare: The Road Ahead, will take place at the Yale School of Public Health on May 11-13, 2018.

This is the 2nd Biennial Conference of the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS). CHPAMS is a non-profit academic organization focused on the advancement and dissemination of health policy and healthcare management in China. This year also marks the 10-year of founding of the China Health Policy and Management Society.

The conference will be held at the Alexion Auditorium (100 College St), Yale School of Public Health (60 College St) and Harkness Auditorium (333 Cedar St). Yale School of Public Health, Yale Macmillan Center, Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale-China Association, among others, are co-hosts of the event.

The event will provide a platform through which attendees, including Yale faculty, staff and students, establish or strengthen professional networks with leaders in this field.

Xi Chen

The conference will bring together more than 200 prominent public health, economics and data science researchers, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, NGOs, government officials from the U.S., China, and other regions in the world for organized sessions, roundtables and workshops, information sessions centered around scholarly exchange and professional development.

“The event will provide a platform through which attendees, including Yale faculty, staff and students, establish or strengthen professional networks with leaders in this field and are exposed to topics brought by the keynote speakers and the general sessions,” said Xi Chen, assistant professor of health policy and economics at YSPH and president-elect (2016-2018) and president (2018-2020) of CHPAMS.

This year’s CHPAMS biennial conference will have a special focus on Healthy China 2030 national blueprint. Since October 2016, Healthy China 2030 (HC 2030), a national program of action to promote the health of 1.4 billion Chinese population, has been central to the Chinese Government’s agenda for health and development, and has the potential to benefit the rest of the world.

“This conference aims to bridge our minds and draw upon global wisdom in the advances of health policy and health care in China and the United States. The Chinese participants have a lot to learn from the U.S. health and healthcare systems, both good experiences and hard lessons.” Chen said.

YSPH Dean Sten H. Vermund will make the opening speech of the conference.

This article was submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on April 20, 2018.

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Xi Chen

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Assistant Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies