According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 7 American adults is estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is about 35.5 million people, or 14% of adults. Additionally, as many as 9 in 10 adults with CKD do not know they have it.

March is National Kidney Month, an annual observance to raise awareness of kidney health and how to prevent kidney disease. Thursday, March 14 is World Kidney Day, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems.

The Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN) offers a variety of free resources to help support educational efforts around these observances:

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