Currently 1 in 10 adults in the United States have diabetes, 1 in 3 with diabetes have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and 3 in 4 with Diabetes-Related Kidney Disease (DKD) are unaware*. Healthcare disparities including racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic factors further impact the quality of care for patients with CKD.
Join us to address the urgent and persistent needs of underserved populations of people with diabetes complicated by chronic kidney disease.
Led by a multidisciplinary panel of diabetes and renal experts, we seek to increase your skills to screen, diagnose, and manage the renal complications of diabetes to address disparities and advance health equity in people with Diabetes-Related CKD.
All providers working in a Federally Qualified Health Care Center (FQHC), Rural Health Center, Indian Health Service Center, or other Health Center Look-Alike are encouraged to participate with members of your primary care team.
*Resources: CDC Chronic Kidney Disease 2021
After participating in this ECHO, providers will be able to:
This ECHO is made possible by support from the ECHO Diabetes Action Network (EDAN). EDAN works to combat systems failure for underserved patients with diabetes through education and quality improvement. EDAN has identified Rutgers Project ECHO as a partner in implementing this ECHO program, with content designed to amplify the call-to-action to eradicate disparities in treating diabetes and CKD.