China Health Program
Over the past 16 years, La Trobe University has built a strong partnership with Harbin Medical University, China.
Together they run joint programs which have graduated over a thousand students.
Australia and China are facing similar challenges in developing an equitable health care services system, despite significant social, political and cultural differences between the two countries. There is an urgent need in both countries to reduce gaps in health services accessibility and health outcomes between rich and poor, urban and rural, and indigenous and non-indigenous people. Universal coverage of medical care services, coordination between primary care and hospital care, cost containment, and safety and quality of care are priorities in the agenda of the most recent health system reforms in both countries.
In 2017, La Trobe will develop and host a Sino-Australian Forum on Health Reform for alumni of the China Health Program.
The forum aims to build a platform for policy makers, health services managers, and researchers from the two countries to share their experiences, work together on each other’s problems and plan for further collaboration in research and practice.
Check back for more information about the program and registration.