Since 1983, CRN has honored individuals or organizations that have contributed significant services to the Council on Renal Nutrition. The Outstanding Service Award (OSA) is an annual award given for recognized contributions such as promotion of CRN and it's goals through financial support, lobbying, counseling, patient and professional education materials, providing community support and/or promoting renal nutrition research. Any CRN member, through communication with his or her Region Representative, may nominate an individual or organization for this award. These nominations will be submitted to the CRN Awards Chair who will discuss them with the CRN Chair. The CRN Chair generally selects the recipient and presents this selection to the CRN Executive Committee at their fall meeting. The award is presented at the annual NKF Clinical Meetings during the CRN Networking Luncheon.
African Americans & Kidney Disease
Did you know that African Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? Because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it can go unnoticed until it is very advanced. But there's good news. Taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards reducing risk. Read more.