NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.
NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.
NKDEP's Coordinating Panel includes individuals who are actively engaged in improving CKD detection and treatment within their organizations and health care settings.
The NKDEP's Working Groups help to plan,
develop, implement, and evaluate the priority activities determined by the Coordinating
Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee
The Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee (KICC) consists of Federal representatives involved in CKD programs and activities. KICC's purpose is to encourage communication and collaboration to shape a more coordinated Federal response to CKD.
NKDEP's reports include findings from focus groups, literature reviews, and the baseline report from its Strategic Development and Planning Meeting.