THE FLORIDA RENAL ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA ARE PARTNERING TO PROVIDE FREE “KIDNEY SCREENINGS TO THE PUBLIC AS PART OF FLORIDA KIDNEY DAY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Florida Renal Association (FRA) is partnering for a second year with the National Kidney Foundation of Florida (NKFF) to offer a free kidney health screening through the NKFF’s KIDNEY EARLY EVALUATION PROGRAM, (KEEP) Healthy program. The screenings will be a part of the 16th annual “FLORIDA KIDNEY DAY” founded and sponsored by the FRA.

The KEEP Healthy event will be held November 6th, 2019, on the 2nd floor of the Capitol from 9 am to 3 pm. The program provides free screenings for kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes for those that may be at risk of developing kidney disease.

The NKFF has partnered with Healthmap Solutions, a rapidly growing Kidney Health Management (KHM) company based in Tampa, FLorida, to screen thousands of Floridians with this program, making it a forerunner of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment referral for kidney disease.

Savanna Lanza, Chief Executive Officer for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida added,” The NKFF KEEP (Kidney Early Evaluation Program) is a vital component of our mission to prevent Kidney disease. More than 37 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease and most of them don’t even know they have it. By bringing this program to the people of the State of Florida, we are able to provide individuals with the information that they need to understand the risk factors and then take preventative action.”

“We are looking forward to meeting with AHCA and our Florida Legislators again this year,” said John Eustace, Board President of FRA. “This 2 -day event has really provided a great forum to present the needs of our kidney community and educate policy makers on the unique problems associated with Chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and transplantation.”

The Florida Renal Association was established to provide a consolidated, focused and multi-disciplinary forum to improve access and quality of care for Florida’s Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) community. The volunteer board members of the FRA founded FLORIDA KIDNEY DAY in 2003 to provide opportunities for kidney patients, caregivers, and dialysis professionals to share their stories and educate our Legislators and their staff about kidney disease and present their kidney community’s legislative agenda.

Media or other Inquiries can be directed to: Bob Reynolds at rrrassociates@earthlink.net or 850-509-4340

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