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.


live healthy

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Evidence for managing menopause symptoms

What are the options for hot flashes, mood changes, or sleep problems? Here are facts about herbs, yoga, and more.

research

Jennifer Haller, a clinical trial volunteer, receives the first-ever injection of an investigational vaccine for the coronavirus. Credit: Ted S. Warren / AP Photos

Kaiser Permanente launches first coronavirus vaccine trial

On March 16, 4 volunteers received an injection of an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 in an NIH-funded trial in Seattle.

cancer care

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Doctor, how long do I have? New tool estimates survival

Susan Brandzel describes a data-driven, online tool that helps patients and providers plan for cancer care. 


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.