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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

Talk With Your Family

You don't need to be an expert to be a kidney champion for your family. There are simple
things you can do to get involved.

Put Your Family's Health First

A reunion is a great time to catch up with family. Why not also use this time to share health information? Show your family you care about their health by talking with them about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease.

You Can Start By:

1
Creating a family health chart

Use a family tree or a tool like My Family Health Portrait from the Surgeon General to show
loved ones how they inherit health conditions
from other family members.

2
Developing a Facebook page for your
upcoming reunion or family event

Post important dates and other details about
the event, including kidney health information,
in one place.

3
Learning more about kidney health

Sign up for our e-newsletter for monthly tips
to share with your loved ones.

For more tips like these, download or order the Family Reunion Health Guide.
NKDEP’s Family Reunion Health Guide, open to show the type of content available such as a sample letter to share online with family members.

Family reunion planners – or anyone planning or attending a reunion or family gathering – can use this guide to help make kidney health a family affair.

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