National Kidney Foundation (05/09/2018)
A new initiative involving the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and TMF Health Quality Institute seeks to enhance chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment. Under the initiative, administered through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, NKF will offer a training program for primary caregivers through a continuing medical education webinar. Michael Choi, MD, president and chair, National Kidney Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, will provide a practical approach of the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiatives to guide assessment and care of CKD by primary care clinicians and other health care professionals. This webinar is the first in a series provided through NKF's CKDinform curriculum, a collection of evidence-based resources for primary care practitioners (PCPs). This diverse "toolbox" will enable PCPs to recognize CKD earlier and develop treatment protocols to slow progression. Additionally, NKF staff and volunteers in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas will provide local diabetes educators with an opportunity to learn directly from experts to reinforce their understanding of CKD and opportunities for patient self-management.