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

4 big ideas for learning health system research

Fresh from the HCSRN conference, Sarah Greene reflects on the business case, evidence base, and human face of research — and how connection drives our work.

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

Kaiser Permanente commits $2M to gun injury prevention research

KPWHRI's Dr. David Grossman comments on new public health initiative he’s co-leading nationally to focus on preventing injuries and death from firearms.

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.

More news

Notes from Eric

Personalizing care when life expectancy is short

How prevention, testing, and treatment must be tailored to meet the needs of patients in late life.