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Healthy Findings Blog

Practice Coaching for Primary Care Transformation comes to Seattle in August

The MacColl Center’s Nicole Van Borkulo describes an exciting program that can prepare health care practices to transform into patient-centered medical homes.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Upcoming conference

Seattle welcomes AcademyHealth

KPWHRI hosts the nation’s leading society for health services and policy research as it holds its Annual Research Meeting June 24–26. Dr. Eric Larson chairs.

Read about it in News & Events

Health Tip


When you have a health problem with no single "best" treatment, video "decision aids” can help you learn about your options and make a decision with your doctor.


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.