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Black K.A.R.E

As a part of the national expansion of the partnership between The Links, Incorporated and Baxter International Inc., the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was awarded a $10,000 grant to support the latest efforts of The Links, Incorporated’s Black K.A.R.E. (Kidney Awareness, Resources, and Education) program that raises kidney health awareness in response to the fact that Black adults in the United States are three times more likely to develop kidney failure than their white counterparts and many are unaware that they have the disease.

Baxter has contributed $1.4 million to The Links, Incorporated in a two-year period, expanding from regional to nationwide support and targeting areas where there is a disproportionately high prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the Black community.

The Links, Incorporated first joined forces with global med tech leader Baxter International Inc. in 2021 to create intervention-based programs focused on the prevention, detection, and management of CKD.

Members of the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will utilize the Black K.A.R.E. toolkit, a resource developed by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, incorporates patient, clinician, clinical, and systemic factors contributing to the disproportionate disparities Black Americans face in healthcare to provide actionable tips and guidance for improving kidney health and effectively managing kidney disease in the community that we serve.


Baxter Kidney Resources What is Chronic Kidney Disease? Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease Do you have CKD?



Know Your Risks Are You The 33%?

Are you at risk for kidney disease? Click the image to take a quick quiz to find out from the Kidney Foundation.



Overview of Chronic Kidney Disease 

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More Chronic Kidney Disease Resources 

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