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Kaiser Permanente has a long history of conducting health services and medical research that addresses health care policy, quality of care, and quality of life. The results have yielded findings that affected not just the practice of medicine within the organization, but also for society-at-large.

For Kaiser Permanente, research is an essential part of what it means to be a learning health care organization, answering questions of quality, affordability, access and population health. Kaiser Permanente research drives the generation of knowledge to inform clinical decision-making and ensure innovation, quality, safety, and value in health care.

Kaiser Permanente researchers address critical issues like cancer, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, and health care delivery improvement by leveraging our research expertise, rich data sources, and delivery system environment.

Kaiser Foundation Research Institute provides research administration leadership and support to our research program. Investigators and staff are based at seven regional research centers and one national center. Clinician researchers work at medical centers across all regions.

Kaiser Permanente Research Fast Facts