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Research and education together

HealthPartners Institute improves care, health and well-being through research, education and practice. We are part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation.

Our shared mission is to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patient and the community. Our vision: health as it could be, affordability as it must be, through relationships built on trust.

What we do

We conduct hundreds of research studies each year to advance treatment, care and systems to improve lives and share findings across the world. We are active in many areas of research, including health services, survey-based, behavioral intervention, clinical and basic science. We are a leader and participant in 10 national research networks that include other large health care systems. Meet our investigators. Learn about the internal services we provide to support research and education.

Through our education programs, we support learning across many platforms and communities. Programs include graduate medical education and clinician and patient education. We provide education and training to health professionals in the latest medical treatment and methods, support clinical quality improvement and train new health professionals. Our teams connect with patients and the community through education programs and materials designed to support health and well-being. Meet our clinician educators.

What sets us apart

The combination of research and education in an organization that includes hospitals, clinics and a health plan creates a unique synergy that broadens our reach. As a result, we have incredible opportunities to make discoveries and then develop and implement ideas and solutions based on evidence. This synergy also allows us to influence health policy on a local, regional and national scale.

Our leadership

The varied backgrounds and experience of Institute leaders creates a diverse and dedicated team. They work closely with HealthPartners colleagues and our Board of Directors. They also connect with research and education experts from around the world. Our leaders serve on many boards, committees, advisory panels and think tanks to share and to learn.

Meet our leaders

Research and education centers

Our impact on health and well-being is driven by the connection of research and education to patient care. We house several centers that focus on these connections.

Learn about our centers



We have earned multiple accreditations. This is in recognition of the rigor and quality of our education and research programs.