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Visit our patients and families resource center to begin the process of putting a treatment plan into place and actively managing your health.
Learn about your risk for kidney disease and take charge of your health at one of our free, kidney health screening events.
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.
HOW YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Our community of hope and progress starts with you. The passion and dedication of our supporters powers all our efforts, and is at the heart of all our accomplishments in patient services, community education, professional development, and advocacy.
Our commitment to diversity, equity & Inclusion
We are committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, individuals and communities served feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability or education.
Whether you're a patient, caregiver, loved one, or just want to learn more about chronic kidney disease, we invite you to attend one of our free patient educational programs held throughout the year, across the state.
Physicians, dieticians, social workers, nurses, and techs are all invited to participate in a series of professional development events ranging from academic debates to continuing education conferences.
This annual fundraiser is an opportunity for socializing and networking. Serious and casual golfers alike are invited to participate in this fun four-person scramble format tournament.
OUR MISSION IN ACTION
To date, our KidneyMobile® program has provided more than 55,000 free kidney disease screenings across the state of Illinois.
70% of the screened participants had at least one abnormal test result, and more than 45% were immediately referred to a physician or health center.
EVERY YEAR WE INVEST MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
WE WORK WITH EXPERTS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO DEVELOP FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH EVENTS
We collaborate with lawmakers, medical experts, and civic leaders to shape public policy on behalf of families affected by kidney disease
We work to ensure that the State of Illinois does its best to offer excellent care and support for kidney disease patients, people on dialysis, and organ donors