CKD Early Identification & Intervention Toolkit


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes substantial global morbidity and increases cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, so identifying and treating it at the earliest stages is a worldwide imperative.

To this end, the ISN and KDIGO are releasing a series of tools for CKD early identification and intervention aimed at kidney health professionals, primary care physicians and nurses working in primary care settings.

Discover and access these tools below.

This quick guide aims to further clarify the ISN-KDIGO CKD Early Identification and Intervention booklet to allow easy, widespread adoption and prompt action around early identification and intervention of CKD in the primary care setting.

This quick guide will be made available in over 50 languages by the end of 2023!

Download the guide

  • From our colleagues in Malaysia, we have heard that for “Step 2”, the uACR measurement is needed to progress to “Step 3”. If uACR is not easily available or affordable in your setting, you can use a uACR converter, which can give you the equivalent uACR for a U dipstick or uPCR reading.

Early Identification and Intervention of Chronic Kidney Disease Speaker’s Guide

Webinars and Webcasts

CKD Early Identification & Intervention

Webinar Recording

Presented by Michael Shlipak, this webinar trains participants on how to identify CKD early in local primary care settings and determine evidence-based treatment interventions.

The Compelling Case for Early Detection and Treatment of CKD

Leadership and CKD Screening

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This initiative is led in collaboration with Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO).


This ISN-KDIGO CKD Early Identification & Intervention Toolkit Initiative is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.


For any inquiries on this initiative, please contact Monica Moorthy at

For any inquiries/feedback on the resources provided in this toolkit, contact KDIGO at

Disclaimer text: This toolkit is intended to facilitate decision making of health professionals in their daily practice. However, final decisions concerning an individual patient must be made by the responsible health professional(s) in consultation with the patient and caregiver as appropriate. All societies represented in this project decline any responsibilities for any damage caused by the use that may be made of the information provided in this toolkit.