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.


Behavioral Health

Nature contact: A prescription for health and well-being

Dr. Jennifer McClure talks about green spaces, forest bathing, and the many therapeutic benefits of spending time in nature.

Read more in Healthy Findings.

suicide prevention

To prevent gun suicides, new study seeks to improve primary care intervention

Julie Richards’ research project is one of the first three funded by Kaiser Permanente’s Firearm Injury Prevention Task Force.

Read more in Recent News.

research into action

Financial incentives increase stool testing by 38 percent in patients with Medicaid

Dr. Beverly Green's latest paper in JAMA Network Open describes a novel effort to help decrease disparities in screening for colon cancer. 

Read more in Healthy Findings.


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.