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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.


Mental Health

Suicide prevention: Research network finds new way to predict risk

Led by KPWHRI scientists, study aims to target those who need interventions most.

Read it in News and Events

Aging & Geriatrics

Personalizing care when life expectancy is short

Dr. Eric B. Larson explores how prevention, testing, and treatment must be tailored to meet the needs of patients in late life.

Read about it in LinkedIn Pulse.

Health Tip


At what age should you start getting screened for breast cancer? To decide, talk with your doctor about your individual risks.


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.