External Funding Sources

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The Center for Health Research receives the majority 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 of funding include private foundations, industry, and Kaiser Permanente itself.

Selected Funders

Federal Agencies

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • National Institute on Aging
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Food and Drug Administration


  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca
  • Eli Lilly
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi-Aventis

Kaiser Permanente

  • Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research
  • Garfield Memorial Fund
  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
  • Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Initiative
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Foundations & Other Organizations

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • State of Oregon
  • University of California San Diego
  • Health Care Systems Research Network
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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