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Make the Kidney Connection at your family reunion Many of us know family members who have diabetes or high blood pressure, which often run in African-American families. These conditions are the leading causes of kidney failure. That's why it is so important to talk to your family about what they can do to protect their kidneys. The Family Reunion Health Guide, developed for use at African-American family reunions, will show you how.
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Go to the Family Reunion Health Guide page
Get the Family Reunion Health Guide
The Guide has everything African-American families need in order to talk about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease.

It contains fact sheets about each of these conditions, and outlines three sample approaches for sharing the information with your family.

You can use the guide or pass it on to the person planning your next family reunion.

>>Go to the Family Reunion Health Guide
U.S.  Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health