What is a Kidney Health Coach?
Kidney Health Coaches raise awareness about kidney disease and its risk factors in communities nationwide. This program, created by the American Kidney Fund, has been around for years to help educate people about these critically important organs.
These individuals are called ‘coaches’ because they form strong relationships with their team and help encourage others to prevent and fight kidney disease. Kidney Health Coaches are trained to educate others in preventing, managing and treating kidney disease. They can become role models and mentors to those who struggle with kidney disease.
Anyone can become a Kidney Health Coach by completing a short course through the American Kidney Fund’s free community health education program. The course is made with beginners in mind, and anyone interested in educating others about kidney disease can join. However, people who already work in healthcare often find this course just as beneficial as those with no professional training.
Kidney Health Coach training is online and takes only 45 minutes, followed by a short quiz. Once you pass, you will then be an official Kidney Health Coach equipped with the tools to educate others about kidney disease!
As a coach, you have access to newly updated educational resources, incentives for participation and, most importantly, access to support and guidance from dedicated AKF staff members. Coaches can also find support and share their experiences through the connected community of Kidney Health Coaches doing similar work.
Find out more about Kidney Health Coaches here, and become one today to bring greater awareness to kidney disease!