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    Institute for Health Research
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    On July 1, 1969,
    Kaiser Permanente opened their doors in
    DENVER Colorado
    — 50 years later, we're here to stay.

Institute for Health Research (IHR) making a difference at Kaiser Permanente Colorado for over 28 years!

Who We Are

The Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research (IHR) is an integrated department that conducts, publishes, and disseminates epidemiologic, behavioral, health services, implementation and clinical research.

The organization has a specific focus on conducting research that can be translated into clinical practice, health promotion, and policies to influence the health of individuals and populations. Established in 1992, the IHR is responsible for many landmark findings. Among the most notable are recent studies about opioid overdose prevention, vaccine safety, food insecurity, genomics, and cancer screenings.

More about the IHR
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IHR Mental Health Research

Read about the recent accomplishments, insights, and future directions of the IHR's mental health focused research.

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Health Services Research

Explore all the areas of research provided by the Institute for Health Research: Addiction Health Services, Analytic Methods Research, Cancer, Child & Adolescent Health, and more!

Clinical Trials

Conducting clinical trials since 1998, we provide the support and infrastructure for Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) Physician investigators, sponsors, and local research partners.


Through KPCO’s continued investment and support of community evaluation, the mission to improve the health of all Coloradans is realized.

Cancer Registry

Annually the KPCCR now processes more than 90,000 records from the primary source data files: pathology, claims, and appointments.

Research Data & Analytics

Supports research investigators and operational partners in analytics and data management, providing expertise in statistical methodologies and harmonization of disparate data sources through complex data transformation.

Automated Communications Technology

The Automated Communications Technology (ACT) Team supports regional operations and research efforts in the automated communications technology field.

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