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Diabetes more common in minorities at lower weights

At normal weight, Pacific Islanders are 3 times likelier than whites to have diabetes, Kaiser Permanente research finds

New leadership


What drives Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith?

Our new executive director discusses a few of her passions: quality improvement, strategic planning, and evening aperitivo.

public health


Opioids: Encouraging trends and new challenges

While data shows that we’re turning a corner on opioid use, there's much more work ahead, writes Dr. Michael Von Korff.

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.