NKFI

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NKFINational Kidney Foundation of Illinois
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At each of the events, NKFI KidneyMobile staff work directly with individuals who may not have access to routine healthcare and with the local primary healthcare community who provide the front-line treatment for successfully managing diabetes and hypertension, and with nephrologists and endocrinologists who treat patients with chronic kidney disease.
Members of the Committee on Health will partner with NKFI to raise awareness and provide information as the KidneyMobile travels throughout Chicago's highest-risk communities.
Inside, NKFI has created a screening experience that starts with a group educational presentation on kidney disease prevention, then a private area for individual diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease screening, followed up with bilingual leave-behind materials that illustrate important information on prevention and treatment.
NKFI is collaborating closely with federally qualified health centers to reach the greatest number of African-American and Latino communities as the KidneyMobile travels the state.
The facts are that most patients are diagnosed with CKD in the latest stages that require dialysis because their hypertension and diabetes have gone undetected," said Willa Lang, NKFI executive director.
NKFI plans to collaborate closely with federally funded health care centers to reach the greatest number of African-American and Latino communities as the KidneyMobile travels the state.
NKFI will follow up with all participants who need further care with an educational program to discuss the role of exercise, diet and medication on kidney function.
After the KidneyMobile has visited each community and conducted screenings, NKFI will follow up with all participants who need further care with an educational program to discuss the role of exercise, diet and medication on kidney function.
Later this year, NKFI will roll out the nation's only traveling Kidney Mobile.
At each of the events, NKFI Kidney Mobile staff will work directly with individuals who may not have access to routine healthcare and with the local primary health care providers who provide the front-line treatment for successfully managing diabetes and hypertension, and with nephrologists and endocrinologists who treat CKD patients.
NKFI plans to collaborate closely with federally funded health care centers to reach the greatest number of communities as the Kidney Mobile travels the state, especially targeting African-American and Latino communities.
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