Health policy

Scholarly Publications

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...

The Cost of Disability in China

February 2014

We describe the degree to which household income is negatively associated with the prevalence of different types of disability (i.e.

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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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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Anatomy of an Intervention

Looking “under the hood” of a major policy experiment The 2012-2013 Seeing is Learning project involved many moving parts and required plenty of work.
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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.