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Welcome to Kaiser Permanente Washington
Health Research Institute

We discover ways to prevent illness and improve treatment.
We're making health and health care better for everyone.


preventive care

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Exploring at-home cervical cancer screening

Kaiser Permanente is at the forefront of research looking at using home tests for HPV, a leading cause of cervical cancer.

COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 Booster vials

Trial confirms safety of mix-and-match COVID-19 booster

Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, explains results support boosting with Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Suicide prevention

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‘Do you have access to guns?’ Answers before suicide death

A new study shows an opportunity to better identify patients at risk.


Our research

We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.