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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.


Healthy Communities

Improving health outcomes and preventing obesity in 60 US communities

A 12-article report features CCHE on decade of Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives, write Drs. Allen Cheadle and Elena Kuo.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Treating back pain

As back pain worsens around the world, what care should be avoided?

The Lancet Low Back Pain Series revealed what isn’t working in wealthier nations, writes Dr. Dan Cherkin. Low- and middle-income countries may take note.

Read about it in Healthy Findings

Health Tip


Make sure that any CT scan your child receives is really necessary and uses the lowest dose of radiation needed to make a clear picture.


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.