Founded in 1968, Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit organization whose focus is to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy and research.
Kidney Health Australia develops initiatives to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease.
We have given a long term commitment to families and children affected by kidney disease, but the biggest challenge remains for us to reach the two million Australians who do not know they have early kidney damage. Read more in our brochure About the work of Kidney Health Australia
Kidney Health Australia continues to strive to expand its programs to promote good kidney health and at the same time support those people living with chronic kidney disease. Luckily, deaths from cardiovascular disease, most cancers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are on a massive decline.
New statistics show that treatment from end-stage kidney disease has almost tripled between 1991 and 2009 and predictions of future increases are of serious concern to Kidney Health Australia. Kidney disease shows no warning signs meaning that a person can lose up to 90 per cent of kidney function before experiencing any symptoms.
Kidney Health Australia Health Services and Programs
Our health and medical team work together to present quality programs, developed and tailored to the individual needs of our Australian kidney community. This highly qualified team also aims to educate and support patients, their carers, families, health professionals and the general public. Read more here.
All booklets, brochures, fact sheets and publications produced or endorsed by our health and medical team are evidence-based and give precise up to date information on a wide range of kidney related conditions, care and treatments.
For all details about our kidney health information resources and authorship, refer to Legal and Copyright.
All health education resources presented on our websites: www.kidney.org.au * www.kidneycancer.org.au * www.homedialysis.org.au offer evidence-based education and treatment information which has been thoroughly referenced. Our fact sheets and publications are the base of our education information.
Our Kidney Health Information Service (KHIS line)
for people with, or affected by, kidney and urinary disease or email your query to KHIS@kidney.org.au
National Relay Service www.relayservice.com.au - Free phone solution for those with hearing or speech impairment
Use this service to connect to our KHIS line - quote 1800 4 54363 as '9' is silent for this purpose
TTY/Voice 133 677 | Speak & Listen (SSR) 1300 555 727 I Online www.iprelay.com.au/call/index.aspx
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UPDATED 26 MARCH 2013