Research Funding Sources

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute receives most of its funds from sources outside of Kaiser Permanente Washington.

Federal agencies

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Veterans Affairs

Environmental Protection Agency

Food and Drug Administration

Health Resources and Services Administration

National Institutes of Health


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The California Endowment

The California Health Care Foundation

CalOptima Healthcare

Cigna Healthcare

The Commonwealth Fund

The Donaghue Foundation

The Garfield Memorial Fund

Group Health Foundation

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Kaiser Permanente

The North Sound Accountable Comm of Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Vose River Charitable Foundation

Pharmaceutical industry


The inVentiv Health Consulting



Sage Therapeutics

Academic, state, and other organizations

American Cancer Society

The California Department of Health Care Services

The Cancer Institute of New South Wales

Johns Hopkins University

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

University of Iowa

University of Washington

World Health Organization



KPWHRI begins new phase of flu surveillance

KPWHRI receives $10 million to continue vaccine effectiveness research for flu, COVID-19, and other respiratory diseases.

Healthy findings blog


New grant boosts research on cardiovascular disease

Epidemiologist Laura B. Harrington, PhD, MPH, speaks about working in cardiovascular and aging research.



Kaiser Permanente expands gun violence prevention work

Equity-focused research by Julie Angerhofer Richards, PhD, MPH, is among the work supported by $3.2 million.