243. Innovative Approaches to Improve Outcomes in At-Risk Low-Income Renal Populations-001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00

243. Innovative Approaches to Improve Outcomes in At-Risk Low-Income Renal Populations

Tuesday, October 23
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
CE: 1.5
Level 3 – Advanced
Activity Code: 142035

This session pairs discussion of factors illuminating food insecurity and metrics predisposing at-risk renal populations, such as race and socioeconomic status, with insight on how the dynamics of an infrastructure providing care with early intervention (including early access to medical nutrition therapy) can alleviate the detrimental effects of substandard biochemical outcomes. It provides an in-depth exploration of the connection between food insecurity and health. The session demonstrates how addressing food insecurity in the education and treatment plan for patients with chronic disease can enhance quality of life.

Planned with the Renal Dietitians Practice Group

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the relationship between race, socioeconomic status and biochemical parameters in renal patients on hemodialysis and how this may differ between diverse care models.
  • Discuss barriers of effective medical nutrition therapy and achieving optimized outcomes in light of factors related to food access and social determinants of health.
  • Identify available tools to implement in taking corrective action of at-risk renal patient populations.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5340 – Renal diseases (disease/disorder)
  • 5020 – Ambulatory (care sites)
  • 4070 – Food security, hunger

Performance Indicator:

  • 12.1.1 Promotes nutrition programs and resources to address issues of food security, nutritional health and overall health and wellness.
  • 7.2.4 Identifies and analyzes insecurities in food and water system.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.


  • Sara Erickson

    Clinical Pediatric Dietitian

    Levine Children’s Hospital & Specialty Center

  • Session Speaker(s)

  • Victoria Kumar, MD

    Medical Director, Home Dialysis, Department of Nephrology

    Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

  • Kim Prendergast, RD, MPP

    Strategic Consultant, Community Health & Nutrition

    Feeding America