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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Serving the Underserved: Improving Kidney Health in Underserved Populations

November 03, 2023 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Location: Room 204, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Underserved populations and communities are at increased risk of adverse kidney health outcomes and kidney health inequities. Yet, nephrologists are often inadequately equipped to consider how contextual, nonbiologic factors influence kidney health and clinical outcomes in kidney diseases. This session highlights ongoing initiatives happening across the United States to increase education, awareness, and prevention in underserved communities that are at an increased risk for kidney diseases.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain how community-based and culture-centered approaches can improve kidney health in at-risk populations
  • Discuss the burden and risk factors for kidney diseases and related comorbidities in Asian-American populations
  • Summarize the burden of CKD and understand opportunities to improve CKD care in incarcerated populations
  • Describe key dilemmas in the care of patients living with psychiatric illnesses and CKD

Learning Pathway(s)

  • CKD Non-Dialysis
  • Dialysis