The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and our collaborative partner, the National Kidney Foundation, offer many online and phone-based resources for people with and at-risk of kidney disease. During these trying times when meeting face to face or gathering in groups is discouraged, we're here to help you stay engaged.
Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH) is a 6-week small group workshop offered on a dedicated website to help people living with chronic conditions to manage them better. BCBH is an online version of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed at Stanford University (called PATH in Michigan). It has been thoroughly evaluated and found to be effective at increasing health behaviors and reducing negative health indicators and health care utilization. Classes are offered through Canary Health and consist of about 25 people per workshop, with participants located across the country. Read more.
NKF communities offer a safe and supportive place where patients and caregivers can share experiences, ask questions and get answers related to kidney health, kidney disease, transplantation and living organ donation. Participation is free and anonymous. Read more.
You're not alone! Talk to someone who's been there. Speak with a trained peer mentor who can share their experiences about dialysis, transplant, or living kidney donation with you. Read more.
Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. Read more.
Did you know there's an app for that? The National Kidney Foundation offers a wide variety of apps including: Fluid Control for Heart-Kidney Health, Managing Gout, and Care After Kidney Transplant. There are even apps for healthcare professionals. Read more.