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


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EHR study offers insights on medical cannabis use

New research examines providers’ notes to understand patients’ cannabis use and health conditions.

Healthy findings blog

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Mentoring and funding support researcher diversity

Kayne Mettert reflects on lived experience — and his drive to reduce stigma around mental health disorders.

News

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Examining racial inequity in suicide prediction models

Kaiser Permanente researchers stress need to test how prediction models perform in all racial, ethnic groups.


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.