Delivery Science Grants Program 

The Delivery Science Grants Program fosters projects that have high impact on health care delivery in areas of strategic priority for Kaiser Permanente. Among the criteria for selecting projects for support from this program are:

  • Will the results change clinical practice or programmatic approaches?
  • Will the findings provide broadly useful lessons about processes of care or the use of new technology?
  • Will publication of the findings enhance Kaiser Permanente’s reputation in a high-priority area?

To be eligible for funding, projects must have the support and collaboration of clinical program leaders. Ideas are selected for development and funding with the input of executives of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). A proposed project must be co-led by a TPMG physician and a Division of Research scientist. The program supports projects of up to 24 months in length and up to $250,000 in direct costs.

Examples of projects include:

  • Video visits: Patient experiences
  • Pulmonary embolism in the emergency department: Real-time decision support algorithms
  • Lung nodules: Practice patterns and potential quality gaps

​Ongoing Projects

A randomized, double-blind noninferiority trial of adductor canal catheters for postoperative pain management among patients undergoing elective unilateral total knee arthroplasty.
Adrian Hinman, Andy Avins. Surgery Orthopedic. DSRP. Ongoing.

Evaluating outcomes and efficiency of consolidated multidisciplinary care for head and neck cancer.
Charles Meltzer, Lori Sakoda. Oncology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Evaluation of the Achieving Depression and Anxiety Patient Centered Treatment (ADAPT PLUS) Program as a model for immediate care delivery to outpatients with depression and anxiety.
Kathryn Erickson-Ridout, Connie Weisner. Mental Health. DSRP. Ongoing.

Genetic testing of women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.
Bethan Powell, Larry Kushi. Oncology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Reducing Variation in Hospitalization and Processes of Care in Emergency Department Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial.
David Vinson, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. DSRP. Ongoing.

Screening for adverse childhood experiences in pediatric primary care.
Paul Espinas, Stacy Sterling. Pediatrics. DSRP. Ongoing.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement – Personalizing risk for quality of life, developing complications, total mortality, and utilization (TAVR - PREDICT) Study.
Ed McNulty, Alan Go. Cardiology. DSRP. Ongoing.

To check out the program’s most recent request for applications, click this link.