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Surveillance and Epidemiology


(1) On-going project for establishing and managing the National Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System.

(2) Research on the natural history of CKD.

(3) Supplement kidney measures in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The protocol for blood and urine collection for the Kidney Disease Profile is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/nhanes_05_06/lab_d.pdf [PDF–127KB].

(4) Intramural research on the burden of CKD in the general and in special populations (e.g., mortality among people with chronic kidney disease and incidence of kidney failure among people with diabetes, among other topics).

Health Outcomes and Economics


(1) Cost of illness study, including direct and indirect costs.

(2) Cost-effectiveness study using a lifetime simulation model to assess the costs and benefits of various interventions.

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CKD Health Evaluation and Risk Information Sharing (CHERISH)


On-going project for identifying individuals at high risk for CKD in the United States.

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Expert Consensus to Establish Priorities and Strategies


Expert panel meeting to lay the framework for comprehensive public health strategies for preventing the development, progression, and complications of CKD.

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CKD Health Policy


(1) Created the National CKD Fact Sheet [PDF–914KB] in collaboration with other federal agencies, academia, national organizations, and other partners to provide a consensus document about the burden of CKD in the United States.

(2) Provided assistance and technical consultation in developing the Healthy People 2020 objectives related to kidney disease.

(3) Participate in the Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee (KICC), which seeks to foster collaboration between the federal agencies involved in kidney disease.

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