Our KidneyMobile team visited Fairmont City, Belleville, East St Louis, Venice, and Alton, Illinois June 21-25. This trip has been several months in the making, with the KidneyMobile team collaborating with our Illinois Public Health Administration community-based organization partners in southwest Illinois to identify locations, recruit volunteers, and promote and build trust within the communities screened.
As a result of this endeavor, we were able to screen over 150 individuals, while raising awareness for kidney disease and risk factors, and providing information and education about COVID-19 vaccination. We are pleased to share a few stories of how these impactful screenings helped save lives:
One participant was taken to the hospital due to high blood pressure and A1C and required an urgent heart procedure.
Another participant with high blood pressure and high A1C was empowered to schedule a doctors appointment and begin taking chare of her health.
Many participants mentioned that the results provided from the screening were more comprehensive than any information she had ever received from her doctor