The American Kidney Fund offers free health screenings, nutrition and fitness presentations and follow-up services, including medical referrals and public education materials. We conduct screenings at a variety of venues, including churches, expositions and festivals, dialysis centers, community centers, colleges and corporate offices. We can work with you to organize a screening event for your organization.

Our signature outreach event, Kidney Action Day®, is held in cites around the U.S. where rates of kidney disease are higher than the national average. Kidney Action Day is a free event for the community, offering kidney health screenings, education, entertainment, and cooking and fitness demonstrations.

Find an AKF screening

The American Kidney Fund is offering the following upcoming screening events. Click here to see a full list of scheduled events. Check back often for additions to the schedule!

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City of Atlanta Airport Safety Awareness Health Fair

June 1, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hartfield Jackson Airport
6000 N Terminal Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30320

Available tests:

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23rd Annual Health Expo

June 11, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Glenarden
600 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Available tests:

  • Kidney function

More information

Third Annual Health Fair

June 17, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Vida Senior Centers
1330 Missouri Ave NW
Washington DC 20011

Available tests:

  • Blood pressure

More information

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Kidney Action Day

Our signature outreach event, Kidney Action Day, is held in cities where rates of kidney disease are higher than the national average.

Kidney Action Day is a free, fun-filled, family-friendly event with a serious purpose: helping people understand their risk for kidney disease and how to prevent it. Watch a video highlighting who attends Kidney Action Day, what occurs at Kidney Action Day, the importance of attending Kidney Action Day, and how you can become involved with the American Kidney Fund. Learn more about Kidney Action Day

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About AKF screenings

We provide free community kidney health screenings at a variety of venues, including places of worship, dialysis centers, community centers, colleges and corporate offices. Screenings are open to anyone aged 18 and older. Click here to find a screening near you!

What happens at a screening?

One or more tests could be offered at your free screening*:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Glucose – finger stick
  • eGFR (kidney function) – finger stick
  • eGFR (kidney function) – blood draw

*Some tests may vary depending on screening location. See our screening schedule in your city for specific tests being offered at each screening.

Preparing for the screening

If you are planning to participate in one of our screenings that includes a blood draw or glucose test, you should not eat or drink anything except water for at least eight hours before the screening. This will allow you to get more accurate test results. While you are fasting, you should continue to drink plenty of water and take all medicines as your doctor tells you to.

*If you are diabetic or pregnant, do not fast. Continue eating your normal diet.

Getting your test results

You will find out your blood pressure right away. If your screening is offering instant finger-stick glucose, you will also have those results right away. Not every location offers this test.

If you participate in a blood draw, you will receive your results in the mail 2-3 weeks after the screening. You will also receive from the American Kidney Fund a summary report of your kidney screening results, along with more information about kidney health.

Request a Screening

We can work with your organization to provide a health screening to your constituents.

We are able to consider requests for screenings at venues located within 50 miles of Atlanta or Washington, D.C.

As a nonprofit organization, we carefully manage how we expend our resources. We evaluate screening requests to ensure the proposed screening will successfully reach a substantial number of people who are at risk for kidney disease.

If you would like the American Kidney Fund to provide health screenings at your event, the following criteria must be met:

  • Your request must be submitted via email to the associate director of health initiatives for the Atlanta area or metropolitan Washington at least three months (90 days) prior to the event. All requests should include:
    • Date
    • Location (must be within 50 miles of Washington, D.C., or Atlanta)
    • Time
    • Anticipated number of attendees
    • Preferred type of screening (choose one or more)*
      • Blood pressure check
      • Glucose – finger stick
      • eGFR (kidney function) – finger stick
      • eGFR (kidney function) – blood draw
    • Contact information
  • You must be able to provide:
    • A safe and secure screening location
    • 2-3 tables
    • 6-10 chairs
    • Electrical power
    • 2 trash cans
    • Restrooms
    • Disabled-accessible entry
  • You must pre-register at least 75 participants by the date two weeks ahead of your event. By this date, you must submit the list of your registrants to the AKF associate director of health initiatives for your region.

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