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Father's Experiences Inspire Researcher to Reduce Health Disparities

Gloria Coronado has a picture of her father taped to her office door. It was taken a few months before he died of bladder cancer in 2011.

“The day we took that picture was a good day,” says Gloria, a scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland. “For the first time in months, he wanted to get outside. We went to the park and ate tacos.”

Oct 27 2015


Service Dogs Help Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Veterans with specially trained service dogs have fewer symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder, less depression, better interpersonal relationships and lower levels of substance abuse.



Celebrating 50 Years of Improving Public Health

Founded in 1964 with only a handful of employees, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research has since grown to nearly 250 employees in two states. The Center started in a small basement office in Portland, Oregon and fifty years later is housed a few miles away in a large, stand-alone building on Kaiser Permanente’s Interstate medical campus. This brief video features highlights from a half-century of conducting health care research and looks ahead to the Center’s future.


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