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Health Research Institute

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


innovating care

Effort to increase colon cancer screening offers alternative to colonoscopy

Research informs care as Kaiser Permanente Washington, exceeding 80 percent screening rate, launches home-based 'FIT First' pilot.

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one scientist's legacy

Celebrating 36 years of research to improve care for depression and chronic pain

Dr. Michael Von Korff, one of KPWHRI’s founding scientists, has helped make people healthier around the world, improving how care is provided.

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committed to diversity

Washington state members begin joining the KP research biobank

KPWHRI will be launching a phone-based recruitment pilot project in May that aims to achieve higher recruitment of people of color.

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Our Research

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.