Public Education

By focusing a portion of our efforts on awareness and education, we are able to share knowledge and resources. Promoting healthy living and prevention, and participating in the community’s health is our way of giving back to the next generation.

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The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area is always looking for opportunities to speak to the community about kidney disease. We have education efforts to match any age or group type.

As part of our efforts we have booklets created by local nephrologists that can be placed in waiting areas or given out. Our mascot, Kampbell the Kidney, also has children’s coloring and educational opportunities.

We would love to bring Kampbell and our education materials to your health fair, church or civic group, or community event.

Contact Community Relations Director, Susannah Shaver for more information:

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Community Events

The Kidney Foundation loves the Chattanooga community to create opportunities for Chattanoogans to learn about the Foundation and our services.

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PEED (Providing Education & early detection)

The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area is pleased to provide FREE community screenings to detect early signs of kidney disease. After seeing a rise in kidney disease in the area, the Public Education Committee created the protocol for the PEED Program. PEED stands for Providing Education & Early Detection. This program accommodates any community member wishing to be tested for kidney disease. The first PEED screening was held Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Abba’s House in Hixson.

A PEED Screening consists of measuring height, weight, recording blood pressure, and urine sample, collected on site, will test for abnormal results and cells. Once the measurements are obtained, a health care provider will be available to discuss the results.

View Upcoming PEED Screenings here.