The CHRonicle | 2023


CHR Team Recognized with SCOPY Award

In 2022, a team at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (CHR) was recognized with the American College of Gastroenterology’s SCOPY Award for outstanding work to prevent colorectal cancer (CRC) through community engagement, education, and awareness.

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Kaiser Permanente Northwest Launches National Cancer Institute Research Study to Inform the Future of Cancer Prevention

Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (Kaiser Permanente NW) has started recruitment for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, Connect for Cancer Prevention Study™ (Connect). Connect is designed to explore the causes of cancer and learn more about how to prevent it. Kaiser Permanente NW is one of nine health care systems across the country participating in this cutting-edge research. Together, these health care systems and the NCI seek to recruit 200,000 eligible adults over the next five years to participate in the study.

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Temporary Support to Safety Net Clinics May Not Be Enough, New Study Shows

A new study led by Rachel Gold, PHD, MPH, Senior Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, and Lead Research Scientist at OCHIN Inc., and colleagues, assessed whether providing six months of technical assistance and coaching can improve CHCs’ implementation of social risk screening and referral-making. The results are published in NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery (April 2023).

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COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness study now includes testing for RSV and influenza

Researchers are seeking to recruit 3,500 children and adults in the Pacific Northwest to assess how well vaccines protect against COVID-19 infection.

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