The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, together with several private and public organizations, collaborated to create the 2013-2018 Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention Strategy. This plan calls upon partners in healthcare, government, and communities to direct their efforts toward a common goal for chronic kidney disease prevention and to achieve the plan’s objectives. Ending the public health crisis of chronic kidney disease cannot be accomplished solely by any one organization. Current and potential partners have the opportunity to be engaged in this plan by supporting communities as they work to identify and solve health issues, advocating for a community health worker workforce, and measuring the effectiveness of chronic kidney disease prevention intervention efforts.
The NKFM is raising funds to help our mission of preventing kidney disease and improving the quality of life for those living with it. The Case for Support is a prepared statement with long-term goals, frequently asked questions, and donor testimonials.
In 2005, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) convened a group of hypertension experts to identify strategies that will improve blood pressure control in Michigan. Participants included physicians from across Michigan specializing in clinical hypertension, leaders in academic research of hypertension and related disorders, and representatives of key health care organizations that are addressing this condition that afflicts over 70 million U.S. adults. The Hypertension Expert Group has focused on approaches to reduce the burden of kidney and cardiovascular diseases through more effective blood pressure treatment strategies. The result is a state-wide core curriculum designed to serve as a comprehensive guide for updating clinical knowledge of hypertension and related disorders.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has earned a 10th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier charity evaluator. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the NKFM adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes our mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 1% of the charities rated have received at least 11 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that National Kidney Foundation of Michigan outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates National Kidney Foundation of Michigan from our peers and demonstrates to the public we are worthy of their trust.
View the NKFM's Form 990 - 2017
View the NKFM's 16-17 Audit Report