HCHP Partners Gather in Beijing to Discuss Ongoing and Future Collaborations

HCHP gathering in Beijing


After a prolonged hiatus due to the pandemic, the Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP) held its long-awaited in-person meeting. Professor Winnie Yip, Faculty Director of HCHP, rejoined Chinese partners from Peking University, Fudan University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, Shandong University and Southern Medical University in Beijing.

At the gathering, HCHP partners discussed the current challenges faced in health policy and health system research, and explored future opportunities and directions of research in the field. They also discussed the need of capacity-building in health policy and health system research for the next generations of health policy researchers and analysts. Together, they are planning training courses in theories and empirical methods for conducting rigorous health policy and system research, comparative health systems, that will facilitate global learnings.

Accompanying the meeting was a training session for an ongoing project that aims to understand how hospitals respond to macro policy changes through changing its internal management, and how hospital managers transmit the organization’s priorities to individual medical professionals within the hospital. This research aims to fill the gap in understanding why macro-level policies sometimes fall short in achieving their intended policy outcomes.

HCHP partners discuss goals, theories, and methods for the hospital management project


As the Harvard China Health Partnership embarks on this collective journey, our shared expertise and vision represent a powerful force in advancing global health research and addressing health challenges both in China and beyond.