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Kidney Disease Initiative
The Kidney Disease Initiative is designed to provide public health strategies for promoting kidney health. These strategies seek to prevent and control risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD), to raise awareness, to promote early diagnosis, and to improve outcomes and quality of life for those living with CKD.
To accomplish our goal, CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) is collaborating with other divisions and centers at CDC and developing an external partner network with the National Kidney Disease Education Program, other national groups, and other interested partners.
(1) Develop capacity and infrastructure at CDC for a kidney disease surveillance, epidemiology, health outcomes, and health economics program;
(2) Award grants to support several state-based demonstration projects for CKD detection, prevention, and control; and
(3) Convene a consensus conference of kidney disease experts and other stakeholders to establish priorities and strategies in the public health approach to kidney disease prevention and control.
Surveillance and epidemiology
(2) Supplement kidney measures in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
(3) Supplement Health, Aging, and Body Composition study, which targets people aged 70 years or older at high risk of developing CKD http://www.nia.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ScientificResources/HealthABCDescription.htm
Health outcomes and economics
(2) On-going cost-effectiveness study using a lifetime simulation model to assess the costs and benefits of various interventions.
Expert consensus to establish priorities and strategies
Schoolwerth AC, Engelgau MM, Hostetter TH, Rufo KH, Chianchiano D, McClellan WM, Warnock DG, Vinicor F. Chronic kidney disease: a public health problem that needs a public health action plan. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Apr;3(2):A57. Epub 2006 Mar 15 (PDF - 190KB)
Coresh J, Byrd-Holt D, Astor BC, Briggs JP, Eggers PW, Lacher DA, Hostetter TH. Chronic kidney disease awareness, prevalence, and trends among U.S. adults, 1999 to 2000. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2005 Jan;16(1):180� Epub 2004 Nov 24.
Coresh J, Astor BC, Greene T, Eknoyan G, Levey AS. Prevalence of chronic kidney disease and decreased kidney function in the adult U.S. population: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Am J Kidney Dis. 2003 Jan;41(1):1�.
National Surveillance of Dialysis-associated Diseases in the United
To learn more about kidney disease, see
Guidelines for Vaccinating Kidney Dialysis Patients and Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease This document is available in Portable Document Format (PDF - 167 KB) - Learn more about PDFs.
Rationale for Use and Reporting of Estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR)* This document is available in Portable Document Format (PDF - 278 KB) - Learn more about PDFs.
Suggestions for Laboratories on reporting estimated GFR* This document is available in Portable Document Format (PDF - 109 KB) - Learn more about PDFs.
Emergency preparedness and response*
The United States Renal Data System* (USRDS)
PubMed (Search medical journals.)
The Kidney Disease Initiative
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Page last modified: January 11, 2008
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Division of Diabetes Translation