NACCHO Aboriginal #Kidney Health News and Resources Alert :  @KidneyHealth Australia awarded funding investment to improve kidney disease outcomes for our communities : Plus Download new APP

Contents of this post 

1.Funding press release

2.Updated CKD Go! App is now available!

3.Indigenous Resources

4. NACCHO Kidney Health articles over past 8 years

The peak body for kidney disease in Australia, Kidney Health Australia, is pleased to announce Federal Government funding of over $700k to support world-first clinical guidelines to improve the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Kidney Health Australia CEO Chris Forbes said the funding was vital to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the rate of kidney disease in indigenous communities was twice as high as non-indigenous communities, with 1 in 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people having the indicators for chronic kidney disease.

“We are very pleased to have the Federal Government’s ongoing support in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to deliver better health outcomes for kidney disease,” Mr Forbes said.

“Kidney disease is an insidious and deadly disease that is often not detected until kidneys fail, and the treatment for end stage kidney disease can make life very challenging – for First Nations people, the social, spiritual and community impact is immense.”

“Since 2018, we have conducted consultations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia to develop a framework for evidence-based guidelines that are specific to the management of kidney disease within their communities, and will deliver better health outcomes.

“The Federal Government funding enables us to deliver what the community has clearly told us is long-overdue – meaningful and appropriate clinical guidelines that are aligned with First Nations’ community preferences and needs,” Mr Forbes said.

For more information on the Federal Government’s funding announcement, please visit:

2. Updated CKD Go! App is now available!

Kidney Health Australia recently launched of the 4th edition of the ‘Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management in Primary Care’ handbook.

Download HERE


This highly regarded handbook provides guidance and clinical tips to help detect, manage, and refer patients in your practice with CKD.

We are excited to share that the new content is now also available in our FREE app CKD Go!  The CKD Go! app can now be downloaded free from the iTunes Store and from Google Play.

3.Indigenous Resources

Download HERE

4. NACCHO Kidney Health articles over past 8 years

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