Attend live and virtual events that provide a platform for education and collaborative discussion about the management of kidney disease and strategies to improve kidney health. 

Any NephU member can request a presentation for their region or organization at no charge.

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The Importance Of Population Health: A Focus On Chronic Kidney Disease

Population health provides an opportunity for health care systems, agencies, and organizations to work together in order to improve the health outcomes of the communities they serve. Some definitions of population health emphasize outcomes, some focus on measurement, and others emphasize accountability. Chronic kidney disease in the United States places a high burden upon society and health systems. Given its uneven distribution across populations and that the disease is largely preventable, chronic kidney disease is an important focus for population health. Drs Mary Reich Cooper, Tara McKinley, and Joseph Cirrincione will discuss population health with a focus on chronic kidney disease.

The Importance Of Population Health: A Focus On Chronic Kidney Disease

Population health provides an opportunity for health care systems, agencies, and organizations to work together in order to improve the health outcomes of the communities they serve. Some definitions of population health emphasize outcomes, some focus on measurement, and others emphasize accountability. Chronic kidney disease in the United States places a high burden upon society and health systems. Given its uneven distribution across populations and that the disease is largely preventable, chronic kidney disease is an important focus for population health. Drs Mary Reich Cooper, Tara McKinley, and Joseph Cirrincione will discuss population health with a focus on chronic kidney disease.

Patient Empowerment Series | Patients With Kidney Disease: The Role Of Patients In Improving Care

Most improvements in health care outcomes are attributed to clinical, operational, or financial process changes. However, patients can also play a considerable role in improving their care. Listen in as we explore patient empowerment and shared decision-making concepts, specific to patients suffering from kidney disease. By recognizing the potential benefit of empowered patients, it shifts the balance of care from the hospital and clinician to the community and patient – giving kidney patients a voice and control to improve outcomes!

Cultural Competence In Healthcare: Laying The Foundation

Delivering high-quality and equitable care to an increasingly diverse population is a challenge faced by individual healthcare providers and healthcare systems. Cultural competence has been described as an approach to reduce disparities and improve healthcare quality within the healthcare system. But what exactly is cultural competence?

Cultural Competence In Healthcare: Laying The Foundation

Delivering high-quality and equitable care to an increasingly diverse population is a challenge faced by individual healthcare providers and healthcare systems. Cultural competence has been described as an approach to reduce disparities and improve healthcare quality within the healthcare system. But what exactly is cultural competence?

Patient Empowerment Series | Patient Empowerment In The Age Of Technology

With the advancement of technology throughout the 21st century, we have seen a growing role for the utilization of information technology applied to health and health care. Health information technology (HIT),including HIT used by patients, can play an important role in patient empowerment by creating new opportunities for patients and families to participate actively in their care management. In the Nephrology setting, HIT can help patients with chronic kidney disease be informed, engaged, committed, and collaborative in managing their health and care.

Patient Empowerment Series | Empowering Patients Through Health Literacy

As part of our Patient Empowerment series, this presentation brings you concepts and resources to help improve health literacy among your patients, especially those with chronic kidney disease, as they manage the complexities of their care regimen. Health literacy is crucial for dialysis and transplant patients so they can be empowered to participate in shared decision-making. Effective communication strategies lead to better patient engagement, and engaged patients can better deal with the many challenges they face in living with kidney disease.

Patient Empowerment Series | Motivational Interviewing In Chronic Kidney Disease

Patient empowerment is an important concept in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This presentation discusses the foundational aspects of motivational interviewing, basic counseling techniques, and the importance of this collaborative counseling method in this population. By communicating and empowering patients, many outcomes have been shown to improve in chronic kidney disease.