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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.


research into action

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Healthy Hearts Northwest helps small clinics improve care

A new study shows how a little supplemental support can result in big gains, especially in managing patients’ blood pressure.

New leadership

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What drives Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith?

In this Q&A, Kaiser Permanente Washington’s new top researcher describes her passion for quality improvement, strategic planning, and evening aperitivo.

medication use

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Could ‘deprescribing’ anticholinergic drugs help prevent dementia?

Dr. Eric Larson reflects on splashes, ripples—and new research by U.K. scientists, which builds on his earlier findings from the ACT study.


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.