Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program

Purpose Statement

The mission of the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) is to increase public awareness and early detection of chronic kidney disease. Our focus centers on underserved, minority communities in Greater Boston, which are at greater risk for end-stage renal disease due to genetics, as well as linguistic and socioeconomic barriers to health. Through collaborating with Boston-area nephrologists, we hope to alleviate this health disparity and improve access to culturally competent care by organizing free kidney health screenings, giving health education talks to the community, and referring at-risk individuals to health care providers. Lastly, KDSAP organizes a variety of on-campus speaker events, shadowing opportunities, and a mentorship program for students interested in public health, science, and medicine.

Organization Information