The U.S.-China Health Summit is dedicated to the advancement of global health by promoting the exchange of knowledge, idea, and experiences of healthcare leaders from the U.S., China, and other countries through high-level strategic dialogues, leadership development programs, and applied research
Initiated by Yuanli Liu, Director of "Harvard China Initiative," and Dr. Jing Ma, Professor at Harvard Medical School, the Summit was inaugurated at Harvard University in September 2011. Sherry Glied, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Zhu Chen, Chinese Minister of Health, attended the conference and delivered important keynote speeches.
The annual Summit has been held alternately in the U.S. and China since 2011. Growingly, each Summit gathers together hundreds to thousands of healthcare leaders from academia, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as industry to discuss important challenges and opportunities in healthcare reforms and development. This “meeting of great minds” has helped inform the process of sound policy development, contributed to strengthening our mutual understanding and fostered win-win collaborations between our two great countries and beyond:
The Summit has become an important part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue as well as the People-To-People Exchange Program and received continued support from the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a key forum for promoting exchange in the health field. From 2011-2016, it has been on the 3rd to the 7th China-U.S. Strategic and economic dialogue (S&ED) list. It has also been on the 6th U.S.-China consultation on people-to-people exchange (CPE) outcome list and discussed on the 2016 7th CPE list (June, 2016).