Fast Facts


 

Group Health Research Institute does practical research to keep people healthy.

Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) is the research arm of Group Health Cooperative, a Seattle-based, consumer-governed, nonprofit health care system that coordinates health care and coverage for more than 600,000 people.

History

Since 1983, the Institute has conducted nonproprietary public-interest research on preventing, diagnosing, and treating major health problems.

Faculty and staff

About 60 health scientists—including physicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, psychologists, economists, and health services researchers. Most faculty members have a joint appointment at the University of Washington. GHRI also employs about 300 other staff members.

Funding

In 2014, GHRI’s external revenue exceeded $46 million.

  • Federal agencies (NIH, CDC, AHRQ, etc.) = 70% of GHRI's annual budget.

  • Grants and contracts from foundations (Robert Wood Johnson, Paul B. Allen Family Foundation, Group Health Foundation, etc.) = 12%.

  • Other (includes PCORI, state, and industry) = 11%.

  • Group Health = 7%.

Networks

GHRI belongs to several national consortia, including the Health Care Systems Research Network, which has data on about 12 million lives. Others include the Cancer Research Network, and the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. GHRI also hosts one of eight federally funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units.

Our centers

The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation and the Center for Community Health and Evaluation are part of GHRI.

Dissemination

GHRI shares its findings primarily through articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, presentations at scientific meetings, and the media.

Productivity

In 2014, GHRI managed a total of 307 active grants and published 452 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.