National Organization Resources
The National Kidney Disease Education Program
The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) works to reduce the burden of CKD, especially among communities most impacted by the disease. Established in 2000, NKDEP aims to improve early detection of CKD, facilitate identification of patients at greatest risk for progression to kidney failure, promote evidence-based interventions to slow progression of CKD, and support the coordination of Federal responses to CKD.
To achieve its goals, NKDEP works in collaboration with a range of government, nonprofit, and health care organizations to:
State Health Department Staff can contact Eileen Newman (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Associate Director of NKDEP, for NKDEP’s assistance in providing kidney health information on your website, social media messaging, and co-branding materials.
The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System
TheCKD Surveillance System documents the burden of CKD and its risk factors in the U.S. population over time and tracks the progress of our efforts to prevent, detect, and manage CKD. It also provides the means for evaluating, monitoring, and implementing quality improvement efforts by both federal and nonfederal agencies. State level data for some indicators are available. This website also has the National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet 2014.
Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative
The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Initiative, a part of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, is designed to provide comprehensive public health strategies for promoting kidney health. These strategies seek to prevent and control risk factors for CKD, to raise awareness, to promote early diagnosis, and to improve outcomes and quality of life for those living with CKD.
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
Diabetes Leadership Initiative
The Diabetes Leadership Initiative (DLI), a project of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2011-2013, was designed to improve the health of people with diabetes by building awareness of the need to detect, delay and manage diabetes complications, including diabetic kidney disease.
Michigan Primary Care Snapshots
Management of Chronic Kidney Disease are five, short videos designed to offer providers quick, pertinent and practical information on the clinical management of CKD. The series is based on the book, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Clinical Practice Recommendations for Primary Care Physicians and Healthcare Providers, 6th Edition, and hosted by the book's editors and authors Drs. Gregory Krol (primary care physician) and Jerry Yee (nephrologist). The video series was developed as a component of a National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ demonstration project with technical assistance and support from the Michigan Department of Community Health's Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases section.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force developed reports on Chronic Kidney Disease in 2009, 2011, and 2013, Addressing Chronic Kidney Disease in Texas. The Task Force reports can be found on the Texas Department of State Health Services website.
NACDD Webinars Addressing CKD for State Department of Health Staff
March 12, 2014
National Kidney Month - Addressing Chronic Kidney Disease in People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Presentation - Dr. Andrew Narva
View Recorded Webinar
View presentations given to State Departments of Health staff working on diabetes and cardiovascular strategies, February 2009
Dr. Leanna Tyshler - Treat the kidneys to save the heart
Dr. Joseph Vassalotti - National Kidney Foundation CKD Activities