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ImPACKD, The Kidney Foundation of Canada launch online resource for CKD patients

May 18, 2017

With a vast provincial disparity in the way CKD patients are treated, cared for and monitored, ImPACKD first came together in November 2009 with the initial goal of advocating for equal access to optimal care for Canadians affected by chronic kidney disease. Since that time, ImPACKD has expanded its areas of focus to include proactive screening for patients at risk of developing kidney disease and increased dietary assistance for CKD patients through additional listings on nutritional labels.

"There are issues surrounding kidney disease that are not currently being actively addressed, but the development of ImPACKD hosted on The Kidney Foundation of Canada's website will provide the forum needed by the CKD community to voice its concerns and raise the much needed public awareness around these issues," says Marie-Eve Chainey, an Executive member of ImPACKD, a CKD patient, and volunteer with The Kidney Foundation's Peer Support Program.

ImPACKD encourages patients to take responsibility for their health by learning about health risks, treatment options, the right questions to ask and the importance of reporting any adverse events they experience.

Source: IMPACKD

Source: IMPROVING PATIENT ADVOCACY IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (IMPACKD)