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


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Top pediatrician-scientist chosen as next head of KPWHRI

Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith brings expertise in quality improvement and health systems from leadership posts at Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine.

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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.

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Why does Nora Henrikson study patients’ cost of treatment?

Dr. Henrikson’s recent study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine describes 3 kinds of cost concerns that can affect cancer care.

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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.