The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, a major voluntary health organization, is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and to increase the availability of all organs and tissue for transplantation in HawaiiKidney Foundation was founded to eradicate diseases of the kidney and urinary tract. More people die each year from kidney and urinary diseases than in automobile accidents.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit The main causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. In addition, obesity has been identified as an independent risk factor. These health problems are unfortunately common in our Island community. Over 70% of the people living with kidney failure today started with diabetes. NKFH continues to lead the state in efforts to prevent chronic kidney disease and to provide patient services to over 3000 dialysis patients. Not only doeos NKFH provide free screenings, it also holds classes with nutritionists, dietitians, and personal trainers. NKFH also provides support groups for end stage renal disease patients and transplant recipients. will work with primary care physicians, health insurance providers, employers and policy makers to create a healthcare system that is actively working to eliminate the causes that contribute to kidney disease. Moving Forward, We Envision For Hawaii: . A future where the incidence of kidney disease is drastically reduced because people are aware of the risk factors and are empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices. A future where our children and youth are equipped with the tools that they need to take control of their health and serve as effective health advocates and leaders in the prevention of chronic diseases. A future where we will work with primary care physicians, health insurance providers, employers and policy makers to create a healthcare system that is actively working to eliminate the causes that contribute to kidney disease. A future where we will educate and empower dialysis and pre-dialysis patients, and transplant recipients and candidates about their treatment options, care, and the support services available to them, their families, and their caregivers. A future where we all recognize our role in fighting kidney diseaseóone person at a time.
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