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The Right

Tools for the Job

In the United States, 1 in 10 adults* has chronic kidney disease (CKD)** and millions of others are at risk due to diabetes and hypertension. In fact, diabetes and hypertension are the primary causes for 7 of 10 new cases of end stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. African Americans are 3.5 times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites and Hispanics have 1.5 times the rate of kidney failure than that of non-Hispanic whites***. The key to increasing survival rates is to educate the at-risk population about the often silent disease and how to prevent its progression.

Kidney Health Tools

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Raising Awareness of CKD

DaVita partnered with celebrity kidney care patients Alonzo Mourning and George Lopez to educate people about risk factors, getting tested and staying off dialysis.

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Support for Working Patients

Staying employed while on dialysis may help people feel healthier, happier and more financially secure. Knowing the options is the key.

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Kidney Health Tools

DaVita provides some of the most comprehensive kidney care tools available to help patients stay informed, take control of their health and make better choices to enrich their lives.

The robust social-networking component of, available on any online device.

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DaVita Health Portal™

Online access to lab results, progress reports and health records for DaVita patients.

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DaVita Recipe Collection

More than 800 kidney-friendly recipes from DaVita dietitians.

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DaVita Diet Helper™

Access to 1,000+ recipes for quick and easy meal planning for people on a kidney diet.

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Kidney Smart Classes

Instructor-led kidney disease education classes available at no-cost nationwide, in person or online.

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A user-friendly site for people new to kidney disease.

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 Diet and Nutrition Tools