World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day

Today is World Kidney Day – a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.1

Here at NAVKIDS2, we hope to do our bit to reduce the burden of kidney disease through our CKD patient navigator program. We hope our CKD patient navigators help children with CKD and their families through supporting their care needs. With the support of a navigator we hope to relieve families of the complexities of navigating the healthcare system alone.

The NAVKIDS2 study is the first of its kind to provide a patient navigator program specifically for children with late stage chronic kidney disease that are facing financial hardships. Previously, navigator programs have been trialled for children with other diseases such as asthma and type 1 diabetes, where they have shown promising results like decreased symptoms, and fewer missed school days.2

To find out more about our exciting new study: visit us at navkids2.com.au or email us at schn-navkids2@health.nsw.gov.au

 

References:

  1. https://www.worldkidneyday.org/about/world-kidney-day/
  2. Raphael JL, Rueda A, Lion KC, Giordano TP. The role of lay health workers in pediatric chronic disease: a systematic review. Acad Pediatr 2013; 13:408-20.

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