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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.

Annual report


KPWHRI grants and contract revenue up by 25%

Research studies on COVID-19, mental health, and opioid addiction fueled growth in 2020.



Youth under 18 eligible for COVID vaccine trial registry

A registry started by KPWHRI last year has sped up studies needed to protect the world against the novel coronavirus.



Phone therapy for insomnia shown to improve sleep

A study among Kaiser Permanente members with sleep problems and osteoarthritis shows promise for overcoming obstacles to treatment.

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.