About This Initiative
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a major public health issue that is underrecognized and underdiagnosed. Of the estimated 635,000 adults in Missouri with CKD, 9 out of 10 are not aware that their kidneys are impaired. While anyone with diabetes or hypertension is at risk for developing CKD, communities of color are disproportionately impacted by CKD.
The goal of the Show Me CKDintercept initiative is to implement strategies that will guide healthcare leaders in Missouri in driving a cultural shift in primary care, toward increasing the early diagnosis and management of CKD, especially in high-risk populations in Missouri.
The National Kidney Foundation and the Missouri Kidney Program collaborated with leaders and change-makers from various organizations in Missouri to convene four working groups to identify successful strategies and develop recommendations to improve primary care management of CKD. The working group recommendations were used to compose the statewide strategy that was launched at the Show Me CKDintercept Conference on June 9, 2022. Hosted by the Missouri Kidney Program, the National Kidney Foundation Serving Western Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma, and the National Kidney Foundation Serving Eastern Missouri, Metro East & Arkansas, more than 130 key healthcare and public health stakeholders across the state participated, representing 79 organizations.
Using a Collective Impact approach, participants were asked to commit to helping to advance one or more recommendations outlined in the road map. We continue to recruit new partners and engage existing partners to help us implement this road map across the state of Missouri. Through these collaborative efforts our ultimate goal is to ensure that every person living with CKD has the information and support they need to live long, productive lives.
Connect With Us
For more information about this initiative or to get involved in the recommendations, please contact:
Kathleen Davis, Executive Director of the NKF Serving Eastern Missouri, Metro East, and Arkansas, at email@example.com | 314.961.2828
Alexandra Garrick, Executive Director of the NKF Serving Western Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, at firstname.lastname@example.org | 913.262.1551
Thank you to our program partner: