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Welcome to Kaiser Permanente Washington
Health Research Institute

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


preventive care

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Exploring at-home cervical cancer screening

Kaiser Permanente is at the forefront of research looking at using home tests for HPV, a leading cause of cervical cancer.

Suicide prevention

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‘Do you have access to guns?’ Answers before suicide death

A new study shows an opportunity to better identify patients at risk.

Mentoring at KPWHRI

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2021 mentorship awards go to Elena ‘Noon’ Kuo and Dori Rosenberg

Outstanding mentorship — emphasizing equity and inclusion — was recognized.


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.