take charge of your kidney health
connecting you to resources and education
Take Charge: Chronic Disease Self Management Program is a eight-week, 2 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. There will be an additional, optional pre-session the week before we start that’s an orientation to the online platform. 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
You have any risk factors for chronic kidney disease, including diabetes or hypertension
At the end of the 8 weeks, you will learn how to:
Manage everyday activities
Control symptoms and decrease stress
Improve communication skills
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
Registration is free: as are all program materials.
Pre-registration online: is required for all attendees. There are only 15 open spots per session.
Donations: to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois are welcome and will help cover additional program expenses.
location & details
October 16, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM (optional)
October 23, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
October 30, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
November 6, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
November 13, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
November 20, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
December 4, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
December 11, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
December 18, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
Access the courses from the comfort of your home
Presentation materials will be available to attendees at the event and post-event via email.
kidney health resources
empowering through education
you make the difference
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.