U.S., China experts to discuss advances in health policy at Yale

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-10 06:24:54|Editor: yan
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NEW YORK, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Experts from the United States and China will gather at Yale University late this week on the advances of health policy and healthcare in the two countries.

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

This is the second Biennial Conference of the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS), a non-profit academic organization focused on the advancement and dissemination of health policy and healthcare management in China.

It is co-hosted by Yale School of Public Health, Yale Macmillan Center, Yale Institute for Global Health, and Yale-China Association.

"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 of CHPAMS, in a press release.

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

This year's CHPAMS biennial conference will have a special focus on Healthy China 2030 national blueprint. Since October 2016, the national program of action, which will 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 healthcare 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.