Community Health and Wellness

National Kidney Month: Free screening in Flint on March 23

FLINT, MICH. – (March 5, 2024) – March is National Kidney Month. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) encourages everyone to find out their risk for kidney disease and make sure their health insurance coverage is up to date. Free kidney health screenings will be offered on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. – 1pm at a Health and Wellness Expo at the Flint Farmers Market, 300 W. 1st St., Flint, MI 48502.

Are you one of the 33% (one in three) adults in Michigan who are at risk for kidney disease? Right now, you or someone you love could be at risk for kidney disease and not even know it! Take the quiz and find out. Depending on your answers, you’ll get emails on what to do if you are at risk, such as being tested for kidney disease and keeping your kidneys healthy. The email information also helps you understand your increased risk for COVID complications.

Of Michigan adults, 33% are at risk for kidney disease but most don’t know it.  Most have diabetes and/or high blood pressure, which puts them at higher risk for kidney disease. Those at risk could join the one million Michiganders already living with kidney disease.

It’s time to think about your own kidney health. Get a free kidney health screening at this upcoming health fair:

Date: 3/23/24

Event: Health and Wellness Expo

Location: Flint Farmers Market

Address: 300 W. 1st St.,

Flint, MI 48502

Time: 9am-1pm

Early detection and management of kidney disease can help prevent or reduce complications.

Your health matters — don’t risk a gap in health coverage. Federal changes could affect your health care coverage, especially if you’re a Medicaid member. Take proactive steps to understand your benefits. Visit http://www.nkfm.org/medicaid to learn more and access resources to help you navigate your Medicaid coverage.

 More Kidney Month events:

14th Annual Kountz – Callender – Drew Transplant Symposium

Date: 3/13/24

In-person and virtual event

Location: Ascension St. John Hospital – Detroit

Time: 8am-4:30pm

Discussion on Chronic Kidney Disease: A General Overview and Risk Factors

Date: 3/14/24

Location: Zoom Webinar

Time: 12-1pm

Discussion on Screening for CKD & NKFM Programs and Services

Date: 4/4/24

Location: Zoom Webinar

Time: 12-1pm

For more information about kidney disease, programs, services, or Kidney Month events, visit nkfm.org/kidneymonth or call 800-482-1455.

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About the NKFM
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan works to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it by offering life-changing programs and services across the state. The NKFM consistently receives high marks from top charity evaluation organizations, including 4 stars from Charity Navigator, a platinum rating from Candid, and meeting all 20 priorities for the Better Business Bureau. Our focus on transparency and outcomes is recognized as among the best. NKFM.org

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