Chronic Kidney Disease
What We Do
The purpose of the CKD initiative is to implement programs and projects to make people aware of the health disparities in chronic kidney disease and to utilize all resources to educate those at a higher risk about the prevalence, prevention,treatment, and management of the underlying causes of CKD. The initiative allows SNPhA to make a great impact on healthcare by aiding in improving the health of CKD patients and decreasing the healthcare disparities in minority communities.
Nooria Mojahedi: CKD cochair
My name is Nooria Mojahedi, I am 42, married and mom and having our second one in three months. From the first days of school, my mind was set that I wanted to be part of the SNPhA family. The main reason was its mission; serving the underserved. By having a master’s in Human Rights and many years of experience in the law field, this was the best path that I could put my mind and effort along with pharmacy school. I was lucky enough to be one of the P1 liason that helped me know much more about how big, supportive and committed the members of SNPhA are nationwide, and what great impact they have on many people’s lives. Among all the initiatives, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) was the one that I wanted to be a part of, because it is a silent disease with a great demand for public education. CKD is an umbrella condition that includes high blood pressure and diabetes. My goal is to reach out to kids in schools and prepare them to be our voice in their homes. So, they can be our messengers that finally help to make a change by educating their parents.
Christine Pham: CKD Co-chair
"Hi, my name is Christine Pham and I am excited to be one of the Chronic Kidney Disease co-chairs this year! I am proud to be apart of SNPhA, an organization that is very passionate about serving the underserved and focuses on raising awareness for important topics that affect our community. My interest in chronic kidney disease stemmed from a family member's ailment which required a kidney transplant. This experience encouraged me to be an advocate and bring attention to the significance of our kidneys as well as provide education on symptoms and conditions that may potentially lead to kidney damage or failure. I look forward to achieving great things with this initiative and hope to use my role to make a positive impact on the community!"