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Notes from Eric

Talk less, do more: Let’s start a movement in health care

Ideas in the ‘Vital Directions’ report are sound, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson. But we need a movement to reach our destination of quality care for all.

Read it in Healthy Findings

Medication Costs

Paper by Dr. Kai Yeung takes top prize in 2016 PAN Foundation Challenge

A paper first-authored by KPWHRI Assistant Investigator Kai Yeung, PharmD, PhD, recently won first prize in the 2016 Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation Challenge

Read about it in Recognition.

Health Tip


Help kids have a healthy weight. Plan good meals and exercise as a family.


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.