KEEP Healthy

KEEP Healthy

One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy, a free program from NKF, will help you learn if you're the one.


KEEP Healthy is NKF’s community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy.

Attend a KEEP Healthy event near you

Keep Healthy events are happening in your neighborhood

What does the KEEP Healthy check-up include?

  • Risk Survey
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): height and weight measurements
  • Blood pressure check
  • ACR urine test for albumin (a type of protein) – For individuals at risk only!
  • Free educational materials
  • Opportunity to speak with a health care professional

After the KEEP Healthy

  • Talk to your doctor
  • Talk to your doctor about your risk factors for kidney disease and ask about any other kidney tests you may need.
  • Follow healthy lifestyle advice — eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, be physically active most days, drink lots of water, and avoid smoking.
  • If you have any questions, call our NKF Cares patient hotline toll-free at 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273).

Who is at risk?

  • Anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes
  • Anyone with a family history of kidney failure
  • African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders and American Indians
  • Those age 60 and older
  • Those who are overweight or obese

What to do if at risk:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Control weight
  • Stay hydrated
  • Reduce salt intake
  • Moderate protein consumption
  • Create a kidney-healthy eating plan with a dietician