Here are some resources for increasing chronic kidney disease (CKD) awareness in your community.
Kidney Health Screenings
One out of every 3 adults in the United States is at risk of life-threatening kidney disease. Most people don’t even know they are at risk. Kidney Health Screening can help save lives. The general public can get free kidney health screenings in their communities through several initiatives.
Public Awareness Handouts
Here are handouts that you can use at events to promote public awareness, education, and prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD):
- Black K.A.R.E brochure
- What Is Chronic Kidney Disease?
- Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
- High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease
- Healthy Eating Helps Protect Your Family Against Kidney Disease
- Regular Exercise Helps Protect Your Family Against Kidney Disease
- Prevalence of Kidney Disease in Black Communities
- Ask Your Doctor about Kidney Disease Screening
- How to Read Nutrition Facts Labels
- Heat maps of CKD (Central Area states)
Here are short slide presentations for use at community events or online presentations. Each presentation is short—from 3 to 5 slides. You can combine several presentations together to address the needs of your audience.
- What is Kidney Disease?
- Kidney Disease: the Silent Killer
- Eating Your Way to Kidney Health
- Screening for Kidney Disease
Use healthy recipes to promote eating that helps prevent or slow the progression of CKD.
Here are some ideas for cooking events:
- Engage the community by handing out recipes as a local chef prepares healthy soul food dishes.
- Provide samples.
- Conduct a virtual cooking demonstration. Send out links to recipes so that participants can cook them at home.
- Conduct an online cooking class. Partner with a local food delivery service to send attendees ingredients in advance. Participants cook along as they watch the chef preparing recipes.