About this event
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 launch a road map 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.
In October 2008, the Missouri Chronic Kidney Disease Taskforce (established by the Missouri State Legislature, RSMo 192.632) published recommendations designed to improve CKD recognition and care in Missouri. Recommendations included:
- Universally use and recognize the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
- Conduct basic CKD screening that includes blood pressure monitoring to assure detection of CKD in Stages 1 – 3, earlier stages, versus Stages 4 and 5
- Provide CKD education to primary care providers
- Engage public and private insurers and payers
- Increase funding for CKD education
- Increase collaboration among interested parties
Prior to the Show Me CKDintercept Conference, the National Kidney Foundation and the Missouri Kidney Program will work with leaders and change-makers from various organizations in Missouri to convene 4 working groups to identify successful strategies and develop recommendations to improve primary care management of CKD.
The working group recommendations will be used to compose the statewide strategy that will be launched at the Show Me CKDintercept Conference, an event welcome to all stakeholders. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every person living with CKD has the information and support they need to live long, productive lives.
Thank you to our program partner:
Thank you to the Show Me CKDintercept conference chairs:
- Overview of Recommendations and Work Group Panel Discussion
- Looking ahead- Advancing the Recommendations in Missouri
- Overview of CKD and Disparities in Care
- The State of CKD in Missouri
- CKD from a Patient’s Perspective
Prior to the Show Me CKDintercept Conference, the National Kidney Foundation and the Missouri Kidney Program will identify leaders and change-makers from various organizations in Missouri to form four working groups focused on different aspects of CKD prevention and care. Through facilitated discussions these work groups will build upon the task force recommendations and develop the strategies to implement in Missouri.
- Clinical Considerations for CKD in Primary Care — discuss strategies and approaches that can be employed to improve CKD recognition and care in primary care settings.
- Engaging Community and Community-Based Solutions —develop strategies to advance CKD awareness through community engagement and to ensure that healthcare providers are aware of the community resources available to delay CKD progression.
- CKD in a Population Health Model — develop a strategy to incorporate CKD testing and diagnosis into wellness and prevention practices.
- Policy, Payment, and HEDIS Measurement — develop a strategy to streamline CKD testing in primary care from a policy and payment perspective.
- A full description of working groups can be found HERE.