World Kidney Day Los Angeles
Charles Drew University (CDU), the RAND Corporation (RAND) and the Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have partnered to develop a Comprehensive Center for Health Disparities in Chronic Kidney Disease (CCHD-CKD). The Drew/RAND/UCLA CCHD-CKD builds upon the present medical knowledge base to improve the health of all CKD patients with a unique focus to reduce Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and CKD risk factor-related health disparities for low-income African Americans and Latinos. The overall goals of the CCHD-CKD are to improve the quality of life and reduce the incidence of death for those who have CKD. By bringing together a strong team of academic researchers, the CCHD-CKD can build ties with innovative, grass roots community organizations and develop the research base necessary to reduce/eliminate CKD and CKD-related health disparities. As discoveries are made, many of the outcomes relevant to reducing/eliminating CKD health disparities will simultaneously translate into improved CKD outcomes for all Americans.