For more than half a century, the Center has adapted to the shifting landscapes of medicine and policy, pursuing new lines of research as needed to answer the most pressing questions in health care.
Our investigators and research staff come to the Center with abundant talents and a shared passion for the cause of improving health through science.
Scientists at the Center are supported by robust internal resources and teams with deep expertise in multiple disciplines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, approximately 40% of American adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes, and many with diabetes aren’t properly managing their chronic disease. Now, work at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research (CHR) aims to assess interventions that might help patients in need to better manage their type 2 diabetes.
For patients who received targeted outreach, median opioid use was about half that of patients who received only usual care.
Launched in 1987, the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures became the longest-running study in the 54-year history of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.
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We disseminate our findings throughout the scholarly literature and scientific communities through such means as journal articles, book chapters, and guest editorials.
Our partnerships with research organizations across the country allow us to conduct complex, large-scale studies that would be difficult for any single research organization to carry out alone.
The Center receives most of its funding from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. Other important sources include private foundations, industry, and Kaiser Permanente itself.
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Our research is covered by a wide range of print, radio, and online media outlets
We offer the intellectual caliber of an academic institution in a small-organization setting
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