Policymakers

Leading in population health management

Kaiser Permanente Washington 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. 

KPWHRI In the Media

Dementia is developing in a smaller proportion of older Americans over time

Whether statins cut Alzheimer's risk may depend on gender, race

HealthDay (syndicated), Dec. 12, 2016


The future of health care

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.

Don’t wait: Dr. Leana Wen urges public health action now

Dr. Paula Lozano shares inspirational moments from Dr. Leana Wen’s visit to Group Health. See short videos of Dr. Wen, with her full talk to come.

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.

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