Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Factors, Treatment, and Health Equity

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Event Description:

In recognition of National Kidney Month: Building Paths to Better Kidney Care, we are excited to conduct a 90-minute panel and discussion session addressing chronic kidney disease and related risk factors, particularly diabetes.

We are honored to convene experts from clinical, public health, research and community-based settings for an interactive exploration with you on both evidence-based and best practices in care, treatment and prevention.

Research increasingly indicates that successful approaches to CKD must incorporate health equity – attention to social determinants of health; disparities in diagnosis, treatment and outcomes; and targeted services designed for and with the communities most impacted.


Patients in rural areas; individuals in the Latinx, black and other communities of color; and older adults face specific challenges with CKD and related risks. These challenges will be explored in both data and examples of lived experience, and best practice solutions will be highlighted.


  • Panel Moderator
    • Jane Brock, MD, MSPH, Medical Director, Telligen
  • Panelists
    • Ron Wyatt, MD, MPH, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Fellow, Vice President and Patient Safety Officer, MCIC Vermont, IHI Equity Advisory Group
    • Matthew R. Sinclair, MD, Medical Instructor, Division of Nephrology, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute
    • Maureen P. Bezold, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Health Sciences and Social Work, Western Illinois University
    • Debra E. Johnson, DrPH(c), MSBS, Community Engagement and Health Planning Manager, Community Health District 5, Oklahoma State Department of Health


Clinicians, community partners, hospitals, nursing homes, patients and families

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