march 2020

KPWHRI recently received word of 4 new awards.

Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium 2020 Baseline Contract

A 1-year, $32,029 grant from the Biologics and Biosimiliars Collective Intelligence Consortium. Major goals: To develop preliminary data to pursue research on comparative effectiveness of Biologics and Biosimilars. The principal investigator is Kai Yeung.

Center for Care Innovations California Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) Training and Learning Network Evaluation

A 2-year, $250,000 grant from the Center for Care Innovations. Major goals: To access changes in organizations’ capabilities, staff experience, and clinic-level outcomes related to implementing Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) screening. To understand the contribution of the learning collaborative to organizations’ progress. To provide real time information back to program stakeholders to improve the learning collaborative. The principal investigator is Maggie Jones.

Modeling to Minimize Detection Bias in Cancer Risk Prediction Studies

A 5-year, $258,895 grant from the National Cancer Institute. Major goals: To develop methods that will help people understand how common risk factors like family history and breast density affect their risk of getting cancer rather than their risk of getting a cancer diagnosis. The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute lead investigator is Ellen O'Meara.

The California Endowment (TCE) – California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (CaLAPH) Cohort 6

A 1-year, $5,000 grant from The California Endowment. Major goals: To assess competency changes in the California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (CaLAPH) participants over the course of the program. To assess the contribution of the program to individual participants and communities. To provide results back to the Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP), and to improve this and subsequent programs. The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute lead investigator is Maggie Jones.


february 2020

KPWHRI recently received word of 1 new award.

A Study of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Incidence, Case-finding and Patterns of Care in a United States Population-Based Cohort

A 2-year, $791,071 grant from Bayer AG. Major goals: To track the annual rates of incident Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in a US population-based cohort of women during a 12-year interval (2006-2017), and to track the trends in estimated PCOS incidence over a 12-year interval (2006-2017). To estimate the prevalence of PCOS in a US population-based cohort of women. To develop and validate an automated case-finding algorithm for incident PCOS in a sample of women randomly selected from a US population-based cohort. To assess post-PCOS diagnosis treatment and utilization patterns in a real-world setting, including surgical interventions, pharmacotherapy, diagnoses of additional conditions, and overall health care utilization for up to 5 years from incident PCOS diagnosis. To identify whether PCOS diagnosis is associated with selected morbidities (e.g. Type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, depression, obesity) in the 3-5 years post-diagnosis. The principal investigator is Onchee Yu.


January 2020

KPWHRI recently received word of 5 new awards.

Implementation and Effectiveness of Multicomponent Genomic Health Care Interventions for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention: A Natural Experiment in an Integrated Health System

A 3-year, $101,294 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute. Major goals: To develop career goals in genomic implementation in clinical settings for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute lead investigator is Karen Wernli.

Livewell and Active Living

A 6-month, $10,000 grant from Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. Major goals: To analyze and report on the Spring 2020 Active Living grants data. The Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) has already analyzed and reported on data provided in 2019, and this new data will be folded into the current slide doc once analyzed. The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute lead investigator is Erin Hertel.

North Sound Accountable Community Health (ACH) Collaboration Evaluation

A 1-year, $40,000 grant from the North Sound Accountable Community of Health (ACH). Major goals: The Arcora Foundation is funding a local impact network (LIN) in the North Sound Accountable Communities of Health (NSACH) region to respond to oral health needs and disparities in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, and Island counties. The LINs are designed to build local capacity across organizations and community stakeholders. The major goals of this evaluation project are to understand the implementation progress and outcomes and to understand the level of collaboration and the strength of the Oral Health LIN. The principal investigator is Erin Hertel.

Planning Phase of Overuse and Trust in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Setting Evaluation

A 7-month, $54,394 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Major goals: The goals of this grant are to establish partnership with up to 10 accountable care organizations (ACO), to administer the high-value care survey to clinicians in each ACO, to work with stakeholders to develop agreed upon measures of low-value care for patients with dementia, and to develop a multi-level strategy to reduce low-value dementia care. The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute lead investigator is Michael L. Parchman.

The Bariatric Experience Long Term (BELONG) II for Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients

A 4-year, $443,370 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Major goals: To understand the patient experience of bariatric surgery from the perspective of minority and ethnically diverse populations, namely African American and Hispanic patients.  Rich qualitative analysis will yield patient perspectives of the challenges and facilitators of weight loss success, and these insights can inform and improve patient care. The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute lead investigator is Marlaine Gray.