Students for the Prevention of Kidney Disease (SPKD)
Through volunteer work, SPKD has the opportunity to work with Nephrology mentors early in our medical careers.
Through partnership with the National Kidney Foundation, this outreach program provides resources and screening information on Kidney dysfunction.
SPKD is aimed at underserved areas of Indianapolis. Our goal is to spread awareness and prevent serious health issues that are frequently caused or exacerbated by a lack of health literacy or access to primary care.
The need for a program like SPKD in the community is largely due to the social and community contexts of healthcare. Students who become active in programs like are one step closer to becoming physicians who treat a whole patient rather than just a disease.