Kidney Health Week
5–11 March 2017
Kidney Health Week is the biggest time of the year for raising local and national awareness about kidney health. In previous years it’s been held in May and we’ve enjoyed great success in getting the kidney health message out to the broader public – with so many of you helping, volunteering your time and sharing your stories.
To create an even greater impact in 2017, Kidney Health Australia is aligning Kidney Health Week with World Kidney Day, which falls on Thursday 9 March. Kidney Health Week will run from 5–11 March. This year we share the World Kidney Day theme of 'Kidney Disease and Obesity – Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys'.
Kidney Health Australia have produced a report that highlights evidence linking obesity to the development of CKD, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Read “Obesity and chronic kidney disease: the hidden impact” report.
Get your community involved
We welcome everyone to get involved and share the message about the prevention, detection and support of kidney health.
Ideas for contributing to the success of Kidney Health Week include:
- Host an information display at your workplace or social organisation
- Hold a fitness challenge or healthy cooking demonstration
- Visit your local health centre to conduct blood pressure checks
- Organise a red morning or afternoon tea
- Dress in red for a day at your workplace or school
We appreciate all our Kidney Health Week supporters, including the team at Liverpool Hospital (NSW)!
Get your free event resources
You’re welcome to download and share these kidney health resources!
Event Pack Resources
Watch Your Weight Poster
Watch Your Weight DL Flyer
For more fact sheets, books, brochures, indigenous resources and translated information visit our online Resources Library.
Contacts for Kidney Health Week
For more information, phone our freecall number 1800 454 363 or email email@example.com
If you would like to help us during Kidney Health Week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest and support! We look forward to keeping you in the loop and working with you to spread awareness about kidney disease and kidney health.
World Kidney Day
2017 World Kidney Day will be held on Thursday 9 March 2017
World Kidney Day is an annual global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys, and to shine a light on prevention and early detection of kidney disease, which affects an estimated 1.7 million Australians - 90% of whom don't know they have it.
While the mortality associated with many chronic diseases including some cancers is stable and even declining, two Australians every hour continue to die with kidney related disease. Visit www.worldkidneyday.org
World Kidney Day is held on the second Thursday of March each year
Established in 2006, the aim of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of kidneys to an individual’s overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. Every year, World Kidney Day highlights a particular health education theme.
If you have questions: phone us on freecall 1800 454 363 or email email@example.com