Examination of Israel’s health system over time and in comparison with health systems abroad is essential for attaining a better understanding of the current state of health and health care in Israel, as well as possibilities for the future. The Health Policy Program focuses on various facets of the system, including differences in the accessibility of health care and coverage, costs, and the supply of health care professionals. The program focuses on areas such as mental, occupational and dental health, preventive medicine, inequality and gaps in healthcare access, and public funding and resource allocation.
Health Policy Program Fellows include leading academic researchers, experts in public health, top hospital administrators, former Ministry of Health senior professional staff (including Directors-Generals of the Health Ministry) and high-level professionals from the National Insurance Institute. In some cases, Taub Center Fellows, have gone on to senior positions within the government including Director-General of the Health Ministry.