DPC Education Center 2023 Review and 2024 Preview

2024-01-11T15:32:50-05:00January 11th, 2024|Categories: About DPC Ed Center, eNews, Patient Support Group, Quality of Life, Resources, Staying Healthy, The Kidney Citizen, Treatment|

GREETINGS! This past year was an exciting one for the Education Center. We ramped up our social media platforms, allowing more direct exposure and interaction with our audience, including monthly LIVEs on Instagram and Facebook. Dr. Velma Scantlebury, our medical consultant, was available on Instagram every first Wednesday and on Facebook every third Wednesday—both occurred at 12:30 pm. Our support group, the Kidney Chat, was the second Tuesday of each month by telephone. Nephrologists, nutritionists, and social workers (just to name a few) were guests on the call, and shared important information and resources with patients. We also published an informative [...]

DPC Education Center Board of Directors Elect New President

2021-01-15T09:46:59-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: About DPC Ed Center, eNews|

Merida Bourjolly was elected as the new president for the DPC Education Center by its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Bourjolly has served as a DPC Education Center Board Member since 2018. “It is a privilege to be selected as DPC Education Center's Board President. I want to thank Nancy Scott for her incredible service as the DPC Education Center's President since it was founded in 2012. I look forward to continuing to work to educate and improve patients' lives in this new role,” said Bourjolly. In addition to Bourjolly's new role as DPC Education Center President, Pius Murray was elected [...]

You Can Help Today

2020-12-01T09:06:25-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: About DPC Ed Center, eNews|

Support the Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center We want to take this opportunity to say thank you. As you know, it is our mission to reduce the occurrence and delay the progression of kidney disease. We work to accomplish our goals by: developing unique educational programs to empower patients and increasing public awareness of kidney disease. In fact, with your support, this past year we: Addressed the coronavirus pandemic in March with CDC leading a webinar for kidney patients with over 2,500 live and recorded viewers. It was one of the first in the kidney community for patients and was followed by [...]

Connect with the DPC Ed Center on Social Media

2020-04-27T21:20:25-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: About DPC Ed Center|

The DPC Ed Center is now on Instagram and LinkedIn! Be sure to follow us to learn about our latest webinars, online courses, education materials, resources and more. In addition to these platforms, you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Use the links below to get started: Instagram LinkedIn Facebook Twitter YouTube

Support the DPC Education Center on Prime Day

2020-04-27T21:21:18-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: About DPC Ed Center, Blog|

If you are taking advantage of discounts for Amazon Prime Day, don't forget you can support DPC Education Center while you shop online. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to the DPC Education Center without added cost. The DPC Education Center is dedicated to empowering kidney disease patients through education, with continual collaboration from health professionals. Support the DPC Education Center.

Input Needed for Pediatric CKD Booklet

2020-04-27T21:21:19-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: About DPC Ed Center, eNews, Pediatric Kidney Disease|

The DPC Education Center is developing a pediatric booklet for tweens and teens about having kidney disease and its treatment. If you have been living with kidney disease since childhood or are a parent of a child with kidney disease, we’d appreciate your response to this short survey by June 21st. Thanks for your input! If you were diagnosed with kidney disease as a child, click here. If you are a parent of a child with kidney disease, click here.

Older Americans: Connect, Create, Contribute

2020-04-27T21:21:19-04:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: About DPC Ed Center, eNews, Lifestyle, Quality of Life, Support|

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact for dialysis patients across the country. As advocates, volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), each May OAM provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity. This year’s OAM theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect [...]

Free Monthly Webinars/Conference Calls

2020-04-27T21:22:03-04:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: About DPC Ed Center, Costs for Treatment, Diagnosis of Kidney Disease, Early Intervention, Employment, Home Hemodialysis, Humor and Laughter, Immunizations, In-Center Hemodialysis, Kidney Transplant, Lifestyle, Medication, Mental Health, Music, Nutrition, Pediatric Kidney Disease, Peritoneal Dialysis, Physical Health, Sex and Intimacy, Stages of Kidney Disease, Stress Management, Support, Symptoms, The Kidney Citizen, Webinar, What Causes Kidney Disease|

The DPC Education Center invites people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), their families and professional staff to join us for our monthly webinars. You can also join by phone or view the recordings online at a later time. The webinars are planned for the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Eastern time zone, except for November and December when they will be held during the third week of the month. You can download monthly webinar fliers to share with others and/or register for webinars at www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/education-webinars. Join by phone by calling 1-877- 399-5186 and [...]

The DPC Education Center Inaugural Gala Update

2020-04-27T21:34:22-04:00December 1st, 2013|Categories: About DPC Ed Center|

Preparations for the DPC Education Center’s Inaugural Gala scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 are in full swing. Our venue is 101 Constitution Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. The rooftop terrace offers a spectacular panorama of downtown with the crown jewel, the Capitol building, at the forefront. You won’t find a more beautiful vantage point. The fundraiser will start with a red carpet “step and repeat.” Our professional photographer will be on hand to preserve the memories of the evening. After a meet and greet session with background music by a popular local jazz pianist, we will proceed to enjoy a [...]

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