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

Laboratory Engagement Initiative

A collaboration with the laboratory community and the nation’s leading laboratories to implement the Kidney Profile.

Kidney Health Evaluation Quality Measures

The NKF has developed HEDIS and MIPS measures to improve CKD assessment in primary care.

CKD Change Package

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.

Educational Resources for Primary Care Teams

Online continuing medical education activities overviewing best practices in CKD diagnosis and management

Community-Based CKD Programs

NKF strategy for implementing CKD Population Health in primary care settings.

Kidney Pathways

Risk tool-driven patient education that tailors the learning experience for each learner to the severity of their CKD and reported complications.