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Health policy

Scholarly Publications

New Evidence on the Impact of China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme and its Implications for Rural Primary Healthcare: Multivariate Difference-in-difference Analysis

October 2010

Objectives: To determine whether China's New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS), which aims to provide health insurance to 800 million rural citizens and to correct distortions in rural...

Alarmingly High Anemia Prevalence in Western China

December 2011

Despite rapid growth in China, it is unclear whether the poor have benefited in terms of nutrition.

Anemia among Students of Rural China's Elementary Schools: Prevalence and Correlates in Ningxia and Qinghai's Poor Counties

October 2011

Although the past few decades have seen incomes rise and increased government commitment to helping the poor, there is concern that a large fraction of children in rural China still lack regular...

News

Stanford researchers partner with local government to bring vision care to rural China

December 2015

One simple action—placing eyeglasses on a nearsighted child’s face—can help that child to learn almost twice as much in a single school year.

REAP’s Perfecting Parenting Project Shows Promise

June 2015

Once every week for six months, a special team of family planning workers fanned out across the remote towns of Shaanxi Province or journeyed to isolated villages in the Qinling Mountains, the...

Huffington Post: How Glasses Can Help Solve Rural China's Schooling Problem

October 2015

Simply giving nearsighted children glasses can dramatically boost their school performance.

Projects

Seeing is Learning

International studies put the economic cost of uncorrected vision at billions of dollars per year worldwide. What is the cost to China’s children?
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Standardized Patients

In the past decade, China has rolled out a large number of reforms and invested heavily in providing care for the more than 600 million Chinese that live in rural areas and migrant communities....
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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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Multimedia

REAP at a Glance

July 2014

Learn the basics of REAP's approach and our research areas of interest in this short documentary.

People

Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Hongmei Yi Program Manager, REAP-China