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.