The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) partners with Norwegian American Hospital to bring NFKI’s KidneyMobile to Humboldt Park and neighboring communities. The KidneyMobile is the nation’s only mobile classroom and screening lab that detects kidney disease. NKFI’s KidneyMobile will educate high-risk individuals and primary health care providers on kidney disease prevention and provide educational programs for successfully managing diabetes and hypertension – the two leading causes of kidney disease.
§ 26 million American adults – over 1 million Illinoisans – already have kidney disease.
§ Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney disease.
§ Highest-risk populations for CKD are African-Americans and Latinos.
§ Of the 120,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, more than 99,000 need a kidney. Fewer than 17,000 people receive one each year.
§ Early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.
When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Norwegian American Hospital Professional Medical Building, 1044 N. Francisco Ave, 5th floor
Join Norwegian American Hospital and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois in the fight against kidney disease. Please share the attached flyers within your respective agencies.