Now Taking Requests for KidneyMobile 2015 Screening Season
December 10, 2014
The 2014 screening season has come to an end and we are extremely pleased to have reached over 42,000 individuals across the state of Illinois through the KidneyMobile® program, since its launch in 2005. Year after year we find that nearly 80% of participants have at least one abnormal test result, indicating just how important it is to provide free, chronic disease screenings and education in communities throughout Illinois, particularly in areas deemed most at-risk.
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois turns to community partners to ensure that we are able to continue to provide crucial services through the KidneyMobile program. We are extremely grateful to our community partners, volunteers and supporters who dedicate their time to making each and every screening a success.
Because we serve the entire state, we must focus our efforts on communities of greatest need. These communities are considered the most vulnerable, with many individuals living with diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. Additionally, many families and individuals in these communities are unable to access health insurance despite the Affordable Care Act, are living below the Federal Poverty Line, have limited access to health care and live in a community structure that makes choosing healthy behaviors a challenge. We encourage hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, health clinics & departments, community-based health and/or social service agencies in these communities to consider hosting a screening in 2015.
To see more photos from some of our 2014 KidneyMobile screenings, click here.
Unable to host a full KidneyMobile screening?
Check out our Your Kidneys & You program instead! The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois offers both in-person and virtual Your Kidneys & You educational presentation options. The virtual option is ideal for organizations and corporations looking to share information about kidney disease with their employees. The Your Kidneys & You virtual presentation is a great fit for “lunch and learn” seminars, as it is 30 minutes in length with 15 minutes for Q&A. For more details click here, or contact Mara Lidacis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois improves the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education and empowerment. To learn more, please visit www.nkfi.org.