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Chronic Kidney Disease

About Us

CDC’s Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Initiative is designed to provide comprehensive public health strategies for promoting kidney health. These strategies seek to prevent and control risk factors for CKD, to raise awareness, to promote early diagnosis, and to improve outcomes and quality of life for those living with CKD. Come to know the CKD Initiative [PDF-1.35MB].

Emergency Resources

Help for kidney patients

The National Kidney Foundation provides essential information to help dialysis patients, transplant recipients, and kidney health care professionals before and during emergencies.

United States Renal Data System

Body showing kidneys
See the US Renal Data System website for additional surveillance data on CKD and kidney failure.
  • Page last reviewed: September 13, 2017
  • Page last updated: September 13, 2017
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    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation