8/20 NW NKF Wellness Fair Portland

NKF and the Portland Kidney Group will present their Annual Community Picnic & Kidney Wellness Fair in Portland on August 20, 2017.  Bring your family, friends, and appetite, and don’t forget to RSVP.  Volunteers will be appreciated.  Find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG.Picnic.0817.pdf .

Patient Peer Mentoring

The Portland Kidney Group offers Peer Support for dialysis patients of all modalities, and transplant donors and recipients.

PKG and NKF will also sponsor the annual Kidney Wellness Fair & Community Picnic on August 20, 2017, and the 8th Anniversary Holiday Gathering on November 5, 2017, in Portland OR.

For details on all three, see the 2017 PKG Calendar at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG2017.pdf .

4/12 CMS Feedback Webex

The CMS Quality Improvement and Innovation Group is hosting a session with Medicare beneficiaries, families, caregivers, and advocates to gather information about healthcare quality improvement integration, gaps, and ideal outcomes, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2pm EDT, which is 11am PDT.  You can join the Webex at https://mitre.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=mitre&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc3100%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dmitre%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D242824642%26UID%3D0%26Host%3DQUhTSwAAAAPoyDgLCLfLHjFHMF3xlLgEaTGbwbt46gcB7K653b4OYK3brFSWysdXI47I6qwFjY4ppqs-YZaENcrmcI4mHSBk0%26FrameSet%3D2%26MTID%3Dm346742cc4264be6c6281a1ac541e94d5 , meeting number or access code 634 491 197, password QIO12SoW.  Or you can call in to 877-668-4490.

You can get Webex help at http://help.webex.com/ .  The CMS QIIG is at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityImp rovementOrgs/Current.html .

SC Dec. Patient Support Groups

December 2016 Patient Support Group Meetings in southern California include:

  • 12/6 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County), Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in English 
  • 12/7 La Jolla (San Diego County), Scripps Liver/Kidney Support Group, in English 
  • 12/9 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County) Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in Spanish 
  • 12/10 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English 
  • 12/11 Playa Vista (LA County), Westside Kidney Support Group, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/14 Visalia (Tulare County), Valley Renal Support Group, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/17 Panorama City and Santa Clarita (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/21 San Fernando (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/24 Santa Clarita (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/25 Glendale (LA County), Renal Support Network, in English 
  • 12/26 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English 

For details on the meeting, location, and who to call for more information, see http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/patients/support-groups/ .  Meetings are listed by County on this web page.

For patient educational meetings, see the Patient Calendar link at the top of this page.

SC Nov. Patient Support Groups

November 2016 Patient Support Group Meetings in southern California include:

  • 11/1 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County), Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in English
  • 11/2 La Jolla (San Diego County), Scripps Liver/Kidney Support Group, in English
  • 11/9 Visalia (Tulare County), Valley Renal Support Group, in English and Spanish
  • 11/11 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County) Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in Spanish
  • 11/12 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English
  • 11/13 Playa Vista (LA County), Westside Kidney Support Group, in English and Spanish
  • 11/19 Panorama City, Santa Clarita, and San Fernando (all Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish
  • 11/27 Glendale (LA County), Renal Support Network, in English
  • 11/28 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English

For details on the meeting, location, and who to call for more information, see http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/patients/support-groups/ . Note that meetings are sorted by County on this web page.

For patient educational meetings, see the Patient Calendar link at the top of this page.