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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.


Healthy Findings Blog

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Rural health equity through practice facilitators

KPWHRI collaborator Dr. L.J. Fagnan shares an effective way to support rural practices, illustrating why "place matters."

Research

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Addressing the crisis of youth suicide in America

Rob Penfold, PhD, writes about suicide trends in children and adolescents and what researchers are doing about them.

Live Healthy

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How to lower your risk of dementia

It’s never too late (or too soon) to take preventive steps.


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.