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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.


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New program addresses social needs in primary care

Cindee DeWitt describes how community resource specialists are finding new ways to meet patients’ social needs.

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When does your child need antibiotics?

From Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith: Questions for parents to ask their pediatrician before deciding to give a child antibiotics.

healthy findings blog

From 17 years to 17 months: Implementation of suicide risk assessment

From 17 years to 17 months: Accelerating implementation

Dr. Greg Simon tells why adopting new suicide-prevention findings avoided delays that plague research implementation.


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.