Kidney School, an excellent online educational site I often refer my patients to has been awarded the 2010 Aesculapius Award of Excellence from the non-profit, Bethesda, Md.-based Health Improvement Institute for excellence in communicating health information on the Web.
Kidney School is a free online education program for people with stages 3–5 chronic kidney disease (CKD). Since its launch in 2002, Kidney School has become the largest CKD education program in the world, reaching nearly 400,000 visitors each year. Kidney School was completely redesigned and updated in 2010.
Sixteen interactive modules written at the 6th-grade reading level let patients and family members learn about kidney disease, treatment options, coping skills, lab test, diet and nutrition, and more. It can be accessed 24/7 at www.kidneyschool.org. No registration is required.