A groundbreaking initiative from the National Kidney Foundation to improve chronic kidney disease (CKD) testing, recognition, and management in primary care.


Only 10% of people living with CKD are aware that they have CKD. CKDintercept is a broad national strategy to improve CKD testing, diagnosis, and management in primary care. Our goal is to ensure that everyone living with CKD receives a timely diagnosis, high quality care, and the information necessary to make informed healthcare choices.

Program Components

The NKF has developed HEDIS and MIPS measures to improve CKD assessment in primary care.
The contents of this document represent a list of suggested process improvements that ambulatory care can utilize to improve chronic kidney disease (CKD) screening, recognition and management.
Online continuing medical education activities overviewing best practices in CKD diagnosis and management
NKF strategy for implementing CKD Population Health in primary care settings.
Risk tool-driven patient education that tailors the learning experience for each learner to the severity of their CKD and reported complications.

Utilizing the Collective Impact model , these activities convene diverse healthcare and public health stakeholders to develop local strategies to improve CKD population health in their communities.

Community Health Workers (CHW) play an important role in the prevention of CKD by educating and helping the communities they serve. The NKF is developing training materials for CHWs to understand CKD.

Use existing data to assess and address chronic kidney disease (CKD) in at-risk populations.

U.S. Clinical Laboratories Lead the Way in Advancing Early Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease

CKD quality improvement initiative to increase routine testing, ensure proper diagnosis, and enhance patient management in primary care settings.
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This program is an example of our multifaceted efforts in upholding an unwavering commitment towards achieving KIDNEY EQUITY FOR ALL.