about the programs
our mission in action
In our effort to empower patients and families affected by kidney disease, throughout the year the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois organizes a calendar of free, educational seminars focused on connecting patients and caregivers with resources and information. Topics vary depending on the event, but typically, each installment consists of one or two large presentations; a series of intimate, expert-led conversations rooted in kidney-health; and a moderated panel discussion.
Every NKFI educational event is developed in close collaboration with healthcare providers, researchers, and clinicians. Programs are designed with the utmost care, and are always constructed with the needs of patients and families in mind. It is our goal to make it as easy as possible for patients to find answers to their questions, connect directly with medical experts, and get the information they need when they need it.
Living with Kidney Disease
Year Round | Locations Throughout Illinois
Throughout the year, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois hosts a series of half-day educational seminars focused on connecting patients and families with resources and information.
Two Living with Kidney Disease events are presented exclusively in Spanish.
Chronic Disease Self Management
Fall 2020 | Chicago, IL
The Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) is an eight week 2.5 hour workshop to help participants better self-manage their chronic condition through a variety of skills and tools. Workshops are designed for patients to help better manage health condition(s) or caregivers of someone with chronic condition(s).
World Kidney Day
March 12, 2020 | Chicago, IL
Every year, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois supports World Kidney Day's global awareness efforts with a special, community-building event. Celebrations vary, but often include health screenings, advocacy activities, and interactive learning games for kids.
fueling the future of medicine
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to offer free patient screening programs and community health seminars through the support of passionate donors, and a remarkable team of dedicated sponsors. Visit the Donor Wall.
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