National Kidney Month
National Kidney Month is observed during March, but you can be a kidney health champion any time of the year! Here are ways to promote kidney health among your loved ones, patients, and community.
Be a role model! Help protect your family from kidney disease and its causes—diabetes and high blood pressure—by adopting healthy lifestyle habits.
Early treatment can help protect your kidneys. People with early kidney disease usually have no symptoms, which is why it’s important for people who have diabetes or high blood pressure to get tested.
Connect with Family, Friends, and Community
- Share your family health history! If you’re planning a family reunion, print or download a copy of the Family Reunion Health Guide (PDF, 1.48 MB) to help family members make the kidney connection. Learn more about talking with your family.
- Any Sunday can be a Kidney Sunday! Host a Kidney Sundays event to educate your faith community about kidney health. Download a free Kidney Sundays toolkit (PDF, 1.87 MB) to help you plan.
Share on Social Media
- March is National Kidney Month! Celebrate women’s health and kidney disease prevention—take steps to keep your kidneys healthy. www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/nkdep/get-involved/national-kidney-month
- Did you know that #diabetes and high #BloodPressure are the main causes of kidney disease? Join family, friends, and community in promoting kidney health during National #KidneyMonth. www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/prevention
- Be a #healthy role model for your family! Take steps this National #KidneyMonth to keep your kidneys healthy: www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/nkdep/get-involved/national-kidney-month
- #KidneyDisease is the 9th leading cause of death among women in the United States. You can take action to help change this. #KidneyMonth: www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/nkdep/get-involved/national-kidney-month
- #DYK that #diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of #KidneyDisease? Adopt #HealthyHabits for you & your family this #KidneyMonth: www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd
- When it comes to preventing #KidneyDisease, women can serve as role models for family, friends, and community this #KidneyMonth: www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/prevention
Images for Download
Healthy Women, Healthy Families Image 1 (PNG, 794 KB)
Healthy Women, Healthy Families Image 2 (PNG, 779 KB)
National Kidney Month Infographic (PNG, 769 KB)