Ask the Doctor
Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.
Come to the National Kidney Foundation's new KEEP Healthy program and find out. One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy will help you learn if you're the one.
If you have one or more of these risk factors, you should get a KEEP Healthy check-up:
KEEP Healthy is the National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk. It is designed to have the greatest impact on reaching the 73 million Americans that are at risk due to rapidly rising rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. KEEP Healthy raises awareness, prevents kidney disease and ultimately drives health care costs down.
The program consists of a 15-20 minute check-up where each participant receives test results, educational materials and information on next steps to take to stay healthy. A KEEP Healthy check-up is provided by a team of trained NKF volunteers.
KEEP Healthy is designed for large health expos and events where NKF can provide check-ups to at least 100 people or more. Some suitable venues are:
We are always looking for anyone interested in volunteering. You are not required to have a medical background. As a general volunteer all you need is a willingness to help others and we'll provide you with all the training that you'll need. Technical volunteers and medical professionals are needed to take blood pressure measurements and provide consultations. It takes about 25 general and technical volunteers, including medical professionals, to hold a KEEP Healthy check-up that serves 100 people. To volunteer, contact Paul McGinley at (202) 244-7900 ext. 20.
Please tell us all about your event by submitting an event request form. We will review your request and determine if we can participate. There are also a few things to keep in mind:
For questions and further information, please contact Paul McGinley at 202-244-7900 ext. 20