Kidney Awareness, Resources, and Education
Welcome to the Black Kidney Awareness, Resources, and Education (K.A.R.E.) Toolkit, a website dedicated to kidney health. Here you will learn about chronic kidney disease (CKD) and how to prevent it or slow the progression if you already have CKD. Awareness and knowledge will empower you to take charge of your own care with your healthcare team.
Black Americans are almost four times as likely as White Americans to develop kidney failure.
While Black Americans make up about approximately 13 percent of the population, they account for approximately 35 percent of the people with kidney failure in the United States. National Institutes of Health