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Primary Care

Primary care providers have a significant influence on their patients’ participation in the early detection and prevention of chronic kidney disease. They also provide much-needed care and support for people with chronic kidney disease and their families throughout their kidney care journey.


We equip primary care providers with tools to help them recognize early signs of chronic kidney disease, and to identify and manage people at risk to reduce their chances of developing end-stage kidney disease.

Major Initiative

KidneyWise Toolkit – Developed in 2015 and updated in 2018, this evidence-informed toolkit supports primary care providers to identify, detect and manage people with early stages of chronic kidney disease. It also recommends when to refer to nephrology for assessment.

Why Our Work in Primary Care is Important