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National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies

NKF or NKFALL

Organizational Information

Parent Organization

National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the United States dedicated to the AWARENESS, PREVENTION and TREATMENT of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of people at risk. NKF develops and implements a full range of educational resources for health care professionals, patients, and the general public, including individuals at risk for kidney disease. We also provide valuable ongoing services to patients, transplant recipients, living donors and donor families.

History of Organization

The NKF Serving the Alleghenies was founded in 1978 by a group of concerned people who wanted to increase awareness of kidney and urinary tract diseases and work toward finding a cure. Today, we are a division of the National Kidney Foundation. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of patients and their families, business leaders, community activists, physicians, nurses, and others who are committed to working towards our common mission, which is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. The territory of the NKF Serving the Alleghenies includes 33 counties in western Pennsylvania from Erie to the southern state line and east to DuBois. We also serve 47 counties West Virginia. Over 100 dialysis clinics and nearly 6,000 patients depend on us each year for information, services, and support. Additionally, the NKF Serving the Alleghenies is a leader in educating individuals about kidney disease through health fairs, professional education, school programs, and special events. All programs and services offered by the NKF Serving the Alleghenies are made possible through the generous support of individuals, companies, and foundations who are interested in & Taking Kidney and Urinary Diseases From Treatment to Cure!

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Erin Tuladzieck -  Executive Director
800-261-4115
412-261-4115
412-261-1405
erin.tuladzieck@kidney.org

Contact Person(s)

Cherie Peters - Program Manager
800-261-4115
412-261-4115
412-261-1405
cherie.peters@kidney.org

Contact Number(s)

412.261.1405 - FAX

800.261.4115 - Toll-free

412.261.4115

Contact Email(s)

cherie.peters@kidney.org

erin.tuladzieck@kidney.org - Executive Director

Web Addresses

www.kidneyall.org

Primary Address

National Kidney Foundation
2403 Sidney Street
Suite 230
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203

Service Information

Service Area

Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Service Description

KEEP Healthy - Do you need a kidney health check? Come to the National Kidney Foundation's new KEEP Healthy program and find out. One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy will help you learn if you're the one. KEEP Healthy is the National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk. The KEEP Healthy check-up includes a risk survey, blood pressure and BMI measurements, free educational materials, and the opportunity to speak with a health care professional.

Your Kidneys & You - The National Kidney Foundation's Your Kidneys & You program was developed to raise awareness among the general public and individuals at risk for kidney disease by educating them about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and what can be done to protect kidneys.

Professional Education - NKF's Continuing Medical Education Program aims to provide all members of the kidney health care community with current, state-of-the-art scientific information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease in order to improve the care of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). NKF offers the following professional learning opportunities that you can recommend to your local clinicians in multiple disciplines/specialties. All of NKF's professional education opportunities are created by NKF's Kidney Learning Solutions (KLS), which is dedicated to creating accurate, unbiased, and scientifically sound educational tools related to kidney disease, its risk factors, complications, comorbidities, treatment and therapies.

NKF Cares - NKF's patient hotline offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's dedicated to patients, family members, and caregivers who are able to speak with a trained professional ready to answer questions and address concerns. The toll-free phone number is 1-855-NKF-Cares (653-2273).

PEERS Lending Support - PEERS is a national, telephone-based peer support program from the National Kidney Foundation that connects people who want support with someone who has been there before. This program is designed to help people adjust to living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant. The toll-free phone number is 1-855-NKF-PEER (653-7337).

Transportation - Pennsylvania residents who meet eligibility requirements are reimbursed for a portion of the transportation costs associated with traveling to and from dialysis treatment at a clinic three times a week. This program is run in collaboration with, and within the guidelines of, the Pennsylvania State Renal Disease Program.

Keywords

Kidney Disease National Kidney Foundation Dialysis Transplant

Available Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Answering machine on 24 hours

Fees/Cost for Services

None

Eligibility Requirements

Social worker or physician referral for special programs: Medical Alert Jewelry and Transportation Assistance.

Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available

Yes

Volunteer Use

Yes

Volunteer Need

Yes