NKFI Launching New Programs for Patient Education

December 15, 2015

2015 has been a successful year for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, and we would like to thank you for being part of our community. We are proud to say that we reached more than 53,000 individuals in the state of Illinois this year with free health screenings, educational information, and empowerment initiatives!

However, we recognize there is still more to be done. With 1.1 million adults in Illinois living with kidney disease, our work is far from over. Next year, we would like to increase our KidneyMobile® health screening program and provide free screenings to 5,000 individuals, in areas deemed most at-risk.

Additionally, we are excited to launch new initiatives and programs to help expand our reach and increase patient education opportunities:

  • Build a Better Basket for Kidney Health: Ever get overwhelmed at the grocery store when attempting to read and understand food labels? This new healthy eating initiative launching in March will include a live, virtual grocery store tour with nutrition advice from dietitians. Participants will be able to watch from the comfort of home, while learning how to make healthy eating choices when shopping for groceries.
  • Living with Kidney Disease: Our signature patient education event is expanding! More than 300 patients and caregivers attend this event in Chicago and Peoria each year to learn how to better manage their disease. A third date and location for this event will be added in April 2016, to reach even more individuals.

Please consider making an end of year, tax-deductible donation today to help support these, and many other programs and services offered by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

Join us in the fight against kidney disease.

About the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois improves the health and well-being of people at risk for and affected by kidney disease through prevention, education and empowerment.