Monday, March 21, 2016

Volunteers Needed: UVA Division of Nephrology Community Kidney Disease Screening

On the Move is a UVA Hospital Division of Nephrology outreach screening for kidney disease.  In collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation and some local businesses and healthcare providers, UVA Nephrology will provide free screening for underserved, low-income residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle.  The target audience is the un- or underinsured population and people who are at increased risk for kidney disease by family history or co-morbidities.  Participants will have their height, weight, BMI, and blood pressure measured.  They will also be asked for urine samples to identify proteinuria.  While they wait, participants can enjoy a healthy snack and learn more about kidney disease, diabetes, nutrition and hypertension by visiting education and information tables.

The goal is to screen 200 participants, identify at risk people, and to facilitate appropriate follow up. UVA Division of Nephrology is looking forward to serving our community. 

April 30th 2016
10 am - 3 pm
Location: Carver Recreation Center; Jefferson School City Center
                 233 4th Street, NW Charlottesville VA 22903

City of Charlottesville
National Kidney Foundation

The UVA Division of Nephrology is seeking 10-15 pre-health student volunteers for various jobs including:
  • Running urinalysis for proteinuria
  • Taking blood pressure, height and weight
  • Set up 
  • Assisting participants through the screening circuit
Volunteers will receive: 
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Lunch
  • Experience engaging in a community health fair
  • The opportunity to assist in reducing health disparities in at risk populations
To register as a volunteer, please contact Brandi Wright, UVA Nephrology Fellow, at