Policymakers

Leading in population health management

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute is recognized worldwide for its work to curb costs while improving care for entire populations. This work has influenced policy regionally, nationally, and globally.

We have improved the reach and effectiveness of smoking cessation, cancer screening, and immunization programs—to name a few. And we have refined, evaluated, and spread important approaches to care—such as the Chronic Care Model and the patient-centered medical home. We’re identifying ways to reduce low-value care, while helping patients participate more fully in their health care decisions.

By finding practical ways to make health care more effective and efficient, we make it possible for more people to stay healthy and get the care they need. 

KPWHRI In the Media

Advancing community health improvement with ‘population dose’

Population dose: Boosting the impact of community strategies

Northwest Public Health, Spring/Summer 2017 


The Future of Health Care

HCSRN 2017: Turning know-how into hope for health care

Inspired by the Health Care Systems Research Network annual meeting, Sarah Greene reflects on why the group’s research is needed now more than ever.

Rainier Medical Center offers mindfulness class to women of color

Drs. Elizabeth Lin and Kim Holland bring affordable mindfulness-based stress reduction to African American, Latina, and Asian American women with chronic diseases in Seattle.

Recent News

SPARCC ignites change for equitable communities in 6 major cities

With $1.5 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CCHE facilitates work to improve infrastructure and opportunities.

And when I’m 84?

Clinicians, researchers, and Beatles fans take note: Older people’s needs are diverse and constantly changing, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson.

Read it in LinkedIn.

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Notes from Eric

A sure-fire prediction for Super Bowl LII

We don’t know who will win the 52nd Super Bowl, but thanks to research, we’re certain repeated head hits cause lasting risks.