(Event Report) Health Policy Academy, Health Policy 101: Session 1
date : 10/20/2015
In the face of changing population demographics, constant health technology advances, and rising healthcare costs, health policy in Japan is now more interesting than ever. Health and Global Policy Institute offers a program entitled Health Policy 101, for people who would like to gain basic knowledge of the Health Policy. With the program students will be able learn the essentials of the health policy.
Health Policy 101, the first lecture series of the Health Policy Academy began with its first session on October 15, 2015. A total of six sessions will be held within this series between October and March 2016.
・Kohei Onozaki, Board Member and President
・Toshio Miyata, Executive Director
*Please note this program is available in Japanese only.
Session 1: Health policy basics
・What is health policy?
・Health care players
・Health policy making process
・Urgent health policy issues in 2015
Session 2: Health policy in the news
・Health system history in numbers
・Post-war health policy in the media
・Health policy’s effect on society
・How flexible is health policy to change?
Session 3: Health care players
・Power balance in the health care industry
・Government actors in health policy
・Health policy and politics
・Stakeholders in health care
Session 4: Cross-national comparison of Japan’s health care system
・Japanese health care system and Europe
・Characteristics of Japanese health care system
・Global health policy issues
Session 5: Is healthcare in Japan sustainable?
・The transition of the total cost of social security and of the detail of it after the war
・Factors of increasing healthcare cost
・Three perspectives on healthcare sustainability
Session 6: Tips for future health policy
・Recent government actions to address issues of 2025
・Reading government materials
・Healthcare in 20 years