Featured Stories One Year In, CHR Director Lucy Savitz Is Focused on the Future In May 2017, for only the third time in its 53-year history, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (CHR) welcomed a new director. In the year since, Lucy A. Savitz, PhD, MBA, has both familiarized herself with CHR’s long history and set a course for the future with a new three-year strategic plan. Our 2017 Annual Report Here at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research, 2017 was a year of change, ongoing discovery, and forward momentum. Soaring Cost of Cancer Care Prompts New Research and Dialogue Health systems are under significant pressure to improve patient outcomes while also controlling costs. The conflict between state-of-the-art treatment and affordability drives the research agenda of Matthew P. Banegas, PhD, MPH. A Perilous 2020 U.S. Census: Why the Count Counts Proposed changes to the collection of census data may have troubling implications, argues CHR Director Lucy Savitz in a blog for the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy. In the Right Place at the Right Time: Patient Partners Attend HCSRN 2018 For the second year, patient partners from the PORTAL network have attended the annual conference of the Health Care Systems Research Network. Meet an Investigator: Gloria Coronado When Gloria Coronado was growing up, her immigrant family had some misconceptions about cancer. Now she helps to dispel similar misconceptions and increase cancer screening among underserved populations. Press Releases New Study Shows Why Cancer Cost Planning Needs to Start Accounting for People Under 65 A study published in JNCCN estimates costs for people age 18 and up, ranks the price tags of the top four cancer types, and highlights potential cost-saving benefits of prevention and screening. Only One-Third of Patients Diagnosed with Depression Start Treatment, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds The likelihood of beginning treatment is especially low among ethnic and racial minorities and the elderly. Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Cost-Effective for Teens Who Decline Antidepressants Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered in a primary care setting is a cost-effective way to treat adolescents with depression who decline or quickly stop using antidepressants.