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.
Recent learning health system research by Investigators at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (CHR) and partners in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Dental system has shown that integrating medical care into dental offices is an effective way to help older patients receive this kind of medical care.
A CDC-funded study conducted at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research and at several other sites across the U.S. found that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are highly effective at preventing infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Kaiser Permanente researchers conducted a large-scale randomized trial involving nearly 24,000 women and found no difference in health outcomes.
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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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