Fast Facts


2021 KPWHRI Fast Facts

 

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute does practical research to keep people healthy.

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), formerly Group Health Research Institute, does practical research to improve the health and health care of Kaiser Permanente members and the public. Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans.

History

Since 1983, the institute has conducted nonproprietary public-interest research on preventing, diagnosing, and treating major health problems.

Faculty and staff

KPWHRI employs about 65 health scientists — including physicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, psychologists, economists, and health services researchers. Most faculty members have a joint appointment at the University of Washington. KPWHRI also employs about 249 research support staff.

Funding

In 2021, KPWHRI’s external revenue exceeded $64.1 million.

  • Federal agencies (NIH, CDC, AHRQ, etc.) = 80% of KPWHRI's annual budget.

  • Kaiser Permanente Washington = 11%.

  • Grants and contracts from foundations and other sources = 9%.

Networks

KPWHRI belongs to several national consortia, including the Health Care Systems Research Network, which has data from 19 health systems nationwide. Others include the Cancer Research Network, the Mental Health Research Network, and the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. KPWHRI also hosts 1 of 10 federally funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units.

Our centers

The Center for Accelerating Care Transformation and the Center for Community Health and Evaluation are part of KPWHRI.

Dissemination

KPWHRI shares its findings primarily through articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, presentations at scientific meetings, and the media.

Productivity

In 2021, KPWHRI managed a total of 338 active grants and contracts.