Patient Education Materials
The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) has a robust collection of resources for patients, healthcare providers, and the general public. Learn how to prevent and manage kidney disease from the many brochures, tools, and online videos available at the NKDEP Resource Center. Materials can be ordered or downloaded. Here are some of the resources available from NKDEP:
Questions and Answers about the Kidneys and Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)
Answers important questions about the risk factors for kidney disease, testing, and what people can do to protect their kidneys.
In English, PDF (279K)
For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure: Get Checked for Kidney Disease (Brochure)
Explains the key risk factors for CKD and the importance of getting tested.
In English, PDF (2.6M)
What African Americans with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure Need to Know
Highlights key facts about the impact of kidney disease on African Americans and statistics related to kidney disease in the United States.
In English, PDF (2.2M)
Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does it Mean for Me? (Brochure)
Your Kidney Test Results (Fact Sheet)
For assessing and discussing test results with CKD patients.
In English, PDF (140K)
Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease (Fact Sheet)
Provides an overview of the basics of nutrition and CKD.
In English, PDF (168K)
Chronic Kidney Disease and Medicines: What You Need to Know (Brochure)
Explains to people with CKD how to use medicines and encourages them to turn to pharmacists for information and support.
In English, PDF (888K)
Family Reunion Health Guide (Booklet)
Encourages families to discuss at their family reunions the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and CKD. For use by family reunion planners or health champions. Only one copy needed per family.
In English, PDF (4.4M)
Kidney Sundays: A Toolkit
Provides faith-based organizations with tools and materials to discuss kidney health at their programs and events.
In English, PDF (4.8M)
Is My Child At Risk for Kidney Disease? (Brochure)
Explains risk factors for kidney disease, the importance of getting a child's urine tested, and the availability of treatment.
In English, PDF (2.1M)
Visit these websites for additional publications on preventing and managing kidney disease:
External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.