How States Handle Kidney Disease

How States Provide Chronic and End Stage Renal Disease Care

The PDF files in this section will provide state specific information on all the programs in Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Ohio to cover renal care for those without private insurance.

We have created an expanded version which identifies all federal and state income maintenance, healthcare, education, housing, basically everything from cradle to grave for all disabled and elderly populations.

These are available for California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. We are attaching the Illinois version FYI. If you would like a copy of any other state please contact me at the email address below.


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In the United States:
     There are 329,800 people on dialysis costing this country $20B per year.
     By 2010 there will be 600,000 on dialysis.
     In 1980 there were 2000 dialysis facilities; in 1999 there were 3991
This number is growing by 10% per year.

Baby boomers are reaching middle age; with middle age comes the complications of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. Consequently there is a 10% per year increase in end stage renal disease, one of the most devastating and debilitating conditions your constituents face. While with appropriate diet and medications many with chronic kidney disease can avoid end stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis and transplant many cannot.

Unless we initiate education and screening in the US, this country's healthcare budget, will increase; money will be spent on complication and in-patient care rather than prevention and outpatient care. Morbidity and mortality will increase. This country's system of chronic and end stage renal disease care must reflect current medical expertise. The National Kidney Disease Education Program under the auspices of NIDDK/NIH is educating minority populations in this country at risk for chronic kidney disease.

State Kidney Disease Programs

Jerry A. Miller
AR Kidney Disease Commission
Program Administrator
1616 Brookwood Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72203

Kidney Disease Program of MD
Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
Program Systems and Operations Administration
201 W. Preston St., Rm. 314A
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410)767-5000  Carol Manning, Acting Director

Chronic Renal Disease Services
State Dept. of Health
Health Promotion and Disease Program
50 E. State St., CN364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364

Joyce Matthews
FL Statewide Kidney Disease Program
FL Dept. of Health and Rehab. Services
HSFH/Family Health Serv.
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700

Robert W. Whitlock
MO Kidney Program
University of Missouri-Columbia
115 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Andrew S. Narva, MD
Indian Health Service Kidney Disease Program
801 Vassar Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Judy Mikami, RN, MPH
HI Chronic Renal Disease Program
State Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

Gary T. Rose
MT ESRD Program
Dept. of Health and Environmental Sciences
Box 200900
Helena, MT 59620-0901

Don Batts
State Kidney Program
NC Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources
Div. of Adult Health Promotion
P.O. Box 27687
Raleigh, NC 27611-7687

Frances C. Shallow
IN State Renal Disease Program
1330 W. Michigan
P.O. Box 1964
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1964

Kathy Ward
NE Chronic Renal Disease Program
Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509-5007

Jerry Hofer
SD Chronic Renal Disease Program
Dept. of Social Services
700 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501-2291

Cheryl Christie
IA Chronic Renal Disease Program
Dept. of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg.
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Donna M. Parisi
Catastrophic Illness Program of NH
Div. of Public Health Services
Health and Human Services Bldg.
6 Hazen Dr.
Concord, NH 03301-6527

Suzanne Burns
TN Renal Disease Program
TN Dept. of Health
Tennessee Tower
312 8th Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37027-5201

TX Kidney Health Program
TX Dept. of Health
Kidney Health Care Division
1100 W. 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756-3184

WI Chronic Renal Disease Program
Dept. of Health and Social Services
Div. of Health
P.O. Box 1508
Madison, WI 53701-1508

LCDO, Agustin Diaz, MHA
Consejo Renal de Puerto Rico, Inc.
Reparto Metropolitano Shopping Center, Ste, 208-C
Rio Piedras, PR 00921

Maxine Lucas
WA State Kidney Disease Program
WA State Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 45530
Olympia, WA 98501-5530

John Harper
WY End Stage Renal Disease Program
Dept. of Health
Hathaway Bldg., 4th Fl.
Cheyenne, WY 82002

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