What We Do

Education in Schools

In 2021, the New Mexico Kidney Foundation will make available to New Mexico elementary and middle schools a free educational program aimed at encouraging young people to make life-style choices that will decrease the incidence of kidney disease and lead to better kidney health. The program will include a video about how the kidneys work, the causes of kidney disease and the many things that we can do to keep our kidneys healthy. It will also include additional tools, activities, and worksheets for teachers to download that will provide more student involvement and encourage ongoing discussion about this important topic. It is our hope that by educating young people at an early age about the importance of making healthy choices, the incidence of kidney disease in New Mexico will be significantly reduced. Data will continue to be collected and reviewed throughout the course of this program to make it ever more effective in educating young people about kidney health.

SIDNEY THE KIDNEY

Request a Visit to your School

Sidney the Kidney has been very popular with our elementary school students! If you would like Sidney (and a medical professional) to visit your students and staff to present a program to encourage kidney health, please fill out and return the form below.

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The Foundation has visited the following schools in the past years

Sidney the Kidney has been very popular with our elementary school students! If you would like Sidney (and a medical professional) to visit your students and staff to present a program to encourage kidney health, please fill out and return the form below.

2020-2019

• Virtual session with home schools (ALBQ public schools) 2020.• Painted Sky Elementary school (ALBQ) 2020• Valley Vista Elementary School (ALBQ) 2020• North Star Elementary (ALBQ) 2019• Alice King Charter School (ALBQ) 2019, 2020

2018-2017

• Santa Fe Indian School (Santa Fe) 2018.• Institute of American Indian Art's (IAIA) (Santa Fe) 2018.• Chaparral Elementary (ALBQ) 2018.• North Star Elementary (ALBQ) 2018.• Siembra Leadership High School (ALBQ) 2017.• Albuquerque High School (ALBQ) 2017
what people say

During the time of the presentation, my son had a friend that was in the hospital because he suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome. Because of the presentation my son was able to see the importance of kidneys and why his friend was in the hospital. It was so informative and my son enjoyed it!

Alexis Fisher

My granddaughter, who is 7, really enjoyed the question segment where everyone could shout out the answer if they knew it….She was excited to tell her mother that she got to talk to a real doctor! Thanks so much for your time!

Tracy Foster

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