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2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Kaiser Permanente research: a tool for change

Kaiser Permanente Southern California research is a tool that enhances the health and well-being of our Kaiser Permanente members, and improves the communities in which we live. We use research as a tool for change.

The 2016 Department of Research & Evaluation Annual Report details through stories and statistics how the people within research and clinical practice collaborate to effectively set up research investigations and then carry them out. It demonstrates how this collaboration translates into better medicine at Kaiser Permanente that is then shared with the medical community and the communities we serve.

It opens with a message from our senior director, Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD, who shares what “research as a tool for change" means to him, and why it inspired and motivated him to move across the country to take his job at R&E.

The Annual Report also includes information about our grants and contracts, our research findings, program and funding overview, a list of our investigators, and the details on the more than 450 articles we published this year.

Seven feature stories illustrate how research is used as a tool for change. They focus on efforts to:
  • reduce heart attacks,
  • develop new public health connections,
  • improve stroke care,
  • assess treatment options for early-stage breast cancer,
  • prevent hospital readmissions, and
  • build a better future through clinician research.

Read the full report here.


Feature Stories from the 2016 Annual Report




Previous Annual Reports
AR 2014

2015 Annual Report

AR 2014

2014 Annual Report

AR 2013

2013 Annual Report

AR 2012

2012 Annual Report

AR 2011

2011 Annual Report

AR 2010

2010 Annual Report

RH 2010

2010 Research Highlights