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About the NKFM: Fighting Obesity, Diabetes, and Kidney Disease

PreventionKidney disease is at the heart of our mission . . . to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. Because 64% of kidney failure is caused by diabetes or high blood pressure, we must also focus on the root causes of kidney disease help people avoid this disease altogether.

So while it's true that we are fighting kidney disease, this fight is not a single disease fight. Hence, we have a broad array of programs which are focused on addressing  obesity, diabetes and hypertension to get at the "root" of the problem. Over the last 60 years of serving the people of Michigan, we've seen the power of prevention and it's our top priority. 


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We're proud of what we're doing to fight these diseases and we're grateful to partner with so many worthy organizations, communities, and people on this quest.

Explore our website and see what we're doing to create a healthier Michigan!



*Development of this website was funded in part by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.