Policymakers

Leading in population health management

Group 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. 

Notes from Eric

Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of Group Health is good for research

GHRI is now one of Kaiser Permanente’s eight regional health research institutes. Dr. Eric B. Larson explains why he’s excited about the change.


The future of health care

Cost-of-care conversations: How can health care be more transparent?

In this interview, GHRI's Nora B. Henrikson, PhD, describes her new study to identify better ways for patients and providers to talk about how much the patient pays.

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 receives Washington OIC's approval to acquire Group Health

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) has completed its review and has provided approval of the acquisition of Group Health by Kaiser Permanente.

Engagement report highlights Group Health’s work for the community at-large

Learn how we extend our mission through research, education, and outreach to the underserved.

More news