Educational Events: Chronic Disease Self Management Program

chronic disease self management program

Weekly, starting April 9, 2020

Blue Door Neighborhood Center

756 E 111th St, Chicago

take control of your kidney health

connecting you to resources and education

The Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) is an eight week 2.5 hour-long workshop for participants who are in various stages of Chronic Kidney Disease.  The first six weeks focus on overall healthy living, with two additional sessions that cover kidney specific content. This event is offered free of charge to participants. Participants should plan to attend all eight sessions. 

You should attend this workshop if:

  • You have kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant  

  • You are a caregiver


At the end of the 8 weeks, you will learn how to:

  • Manage everyday activities

  • Control symptoms and decrease stress

  • Improve communication skills

  • Avoid complications

  • Improve your overall health and increase your energy

  • Become an advocate for yourself

  • Understand fluid restrictions and dialysis

  • Ask a panel of experts more about kidney disease



Ready to take control of your health?


Reserve your spot now, and take action! Only 20 spots are available. Return the completed form to Rachel DePauw at


registration information

  • Registration is free: as are refreshments, parking, and all program materials.

  • Pre-registration online: is required for all attendees. There are only 20 open spots per session.

  • Donations: to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois are welcome and will help cover additional program expenses.


location & details



1:30pm  -  Welcome and Goals



3:50pm  -  Wrap Up and Evaluation

*Agenda subject to change


April 9, 2020, 1:30-4:00 PM

April 16, 2020, 3:30-6:00 PM

April 23, 2020, 1:30-4:00 PM

April 30, 2020, 1:30-4:00 PM

May 7, 2020, 1:30-4:00 PM

May 14, 2020, 1:30-4:00 PM

May 21, 2020, 1:30-4:00 PM

May 28, 2020, 1:30-4:00 PM



Blue Door Neighborhood Center


756 E. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60628


Presentation materials will be available to attendees at the event and post-event via email.  Interested in joining the next session of the Chronic Disease Self Management Program? Click below to register. 


Click here to register for the next session.


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The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to support patients and families, conduct free educational seminars, and offer community screening days through the generosity of our passionate supporters, and a remarkable team of dedicated sponsors. For more information on sponsoring this program, contact Heidi Merritt at

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