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Is a picture worth 1,000 words if patients don’t understand it?

– Graphic data displays, like on a Fitbit app, are meant to motivate patients to change behavior and understand their care. But do they work?

Graphic data displays, like on a Fitbit app, are meant to motivate patients to change behavior and understand their care. But do they work?  Visual displays of health data are ev…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/picture-worth-1000-words-if-patients-dont-understand-it1/

Memoirs offer insiders’ view of mental health care

– Virginia Immanuel recommends two books with firsthand testimony about our nation’s mental health care system.

Virginia Immanuel recommends two books with firsthand testimony about our nation’s mental health care system  Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl by Stacy Persh…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/insiders-view-our-mental-health-care-system/

‘You’re never more creative’: New directors Paula Lozano and Diana Buist

– Dr. Eric B. Larson welcomes new GHRI leaders in research collaborations and translation.

Dr. Eric B. Larson welcomes new GHRI leaders in research collaborations and translation After closing out our strongest year ever in 2015, the new year started on a high note her…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/youre-never-more-creative-new-directors-paula-lozano-and-diana-buist/

Better together: Dyad structure is key in health department’s success

– Evaluators find Seattle/King Country Public Health nails a whopping 22 of its 24 strategies in a $25 million initiative to improve public health.

Video Center for Community Health and Evaluation: Group Health Research Institute (YouTube, 5:11)   Evaluators find Seattle / King County Public Health nails a whopping …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/better-together-dyad-structure-key-health-departments-success/

Closing the knowledge gap on prevention in pediatrics

– Does routine screening for autism, high cholesterol, and other problems improve kids’ health? We need better research to find out, Dr. Grossman says.

Does routine screening for autism, high cholesterol, and other problems improve kids’ health? We need better research to find out, Dr. Grossman says. by David C. Grossman, MD, MP…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/closing-knowledge-gap-prevention-pediatrics/

Group Health’s new lung cancer screening program shows promise

– A project to find early cancers is saving lives, thanks to teamwork, writes Jennifer Nazarko, Group Health director of medical specialties.

From left: Diana Buist, Jennifer Nazarko, and Karen Wernli. Presenters: Diana Buist, PhD, MPH, Karen Wernli, PhD, and Susan Brandzel, MPH. A project to find early cancers is savi…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/group-health-lung-cancer-screening/

Our top 6 reasons why ‘it was a very good year’

– See how 2015 was the Institute’s best year yet—for funding and practical impact, improving people’s health at Group Health and across the country.

* Data revised Jan. 22, 2016. See how 2015 was the Institute’s best year yet—for funding and practical impact, improving people’s health at Group Health and across the country. …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/our-top-6-reasons-why-it-was-very-good-year/

Precision medicine needs a population approach

– Dr. Eric B. Larson says a new JAMA study that includes Group Health shows the power of research with big, diverse, real-world populations.

Dr. Eric B. Larson says a new JAMA study of arrhythmia shows the power of research with big, diverse, real-world populations such as Group Health The year 2003 was a milestone in…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/precision-medicine-needs-population-approach/