To prevent the spread of CKD in Los Angeles, USC KDSAP raises awareness by hosting a variety of health educational events. Our educational events take place in elementary schools, high schools. and health clinics to target people of all ages. Our curriculum is developed by our members and approved by our supervising nephrologists. To reach as many communities as possible, our informational resources come in English, Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin. Presentations are given in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMIC INITIATIVE (NAI) SERIES
The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative is a pre-college program designed to prepare students from South and East Los Angeles for admission to a college or university. In collaboration with NAI, USC KDSAP is invited to educate parents and students on a range of topics including “What is CKD?”, “Diets to Avoid CKD”, and “Living with CKD.” This year, we have continued our collaborations with NAI via Zoom, promoting healthy dieting with the USC Keck School of Medicine’s Healthy Food Voucher Program and our very own USC KDSAP “Diet and Exercise” Presentation.
HOOVER HEALTH FAIR
The USC Community Health Involvement Project (CHIP) hosts its annual Health Fair at Hoover Street Elementary School in the heart of Los Angeles. By hosting the fair, CHIP hopes to promote community health and prevent avoidable diseases through providing basic health screenings to the local community. Each year, USC KDSAP members are excited to share their knowledge of kidney health with elementary school kids and their families. Learning how to protect your kidneys is important for people of all ages!
USC INTER-CLUB COLLABORATIONS
As a member of USC's Inter-Health Council and Student Service Assembly, USC KDSAP has organized several collaborations with other student organizations on our main campus. These collaborations allow us to deliver informative and interactive lectures regarding kidney disease awareness specifically directed towards young adults. After all, everything starts at home. Fight On against kidney disease!