Programs for Every Health Goal

Wherever you are in your health journey, the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii has a health class, workshop, or program that is right for you.

Contact us at programs@kidneyhi.org or (808) 593-1515 for more information or to register for a class.

Programs for Every Health Goal

Wherever you are in your health journey, the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii has a health class, workshop, or program that is right for you.

Contact us at programs@kidneyhi.org or (808) 593-1515 for more information or to register for a class.
All of our group programs are currently held online using Zoom video conferencing. Access to a computer and internet is needed to have the best experience.

Upcoming Classes

Kidney Care – Session 4

Kidney Care – Session 4

For patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (stages 1-3), this class teaches kidney health, nutrition, physical activity, and medication management skills to slow and prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease. Session 4 - Medication Management

Schedule: Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Length: Four weeks, one 60-minute session per week.

Eligibility: Open to the community

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney 101

Kidney 101

The kidneys are vital organs to keep our bodies healthy! Learn how the kidneys work, risk factors for chronic kidney disease, how to measure the health of your kidneys, and what you can do to keep your kidneys functioning well.

Schedule: Thursday, May 05, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Length: 60 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems. It is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives. This one-hour class will go over symptoms and risk-factors, prevention tips, and treatments for kidney stones.

Schedule: Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Length: 60 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney Options for Patient Empowerment (KOPE)

Kidney Options for Patient Empowerment (KOPE)

For patients with late stage chronic kidney disease (stages 4-5), our KOPE class provides information about treatment options, insurance, and how to partner with your doctor and healthcare team.

Schedule: Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Length: 90 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems. It is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives. This one-hour class will go over the four types of kidney stones, symptoms and risk-factors, prevention tips, and treatments for kidney stones.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 60 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney 101

Kidney 101

The kidneys are vital organs to keep our bodies healthy! Learn how the kidneys work, risk factors for chronic kidney disease, how to measure the health of your kidneys, and what you can do to keep your kidneys functioning well.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 1 hour.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

Want to lose weight, prevent Type 2 diabetes, and take control of your health once and for all? Transform your lifestyle and become part of a motivated, healthy community by joining a Diabetes Prevention Program cohort led by an experienced Lifestyle Coach. Topics include eating healthier, adding physical activity to your life on a time crunch, coping with stress, and getting back on track with your progress. This program is offered in partnership with the YMCA of Honolulu.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: This is a year-long program. You will meet weekly for 16 sessions, every other week for 3 sessions, and monthly for the remaining 6 months.

Eligibility: Open to all adults (age 18+) who meet BMI and blood test score criteria. Please contact us for more information.

Cost: $690 for one year. Monthly payment plans are available. May be covered by health insurance. Contact your insurance provider or view our list of active insurance partners.

Eating Smart for Your Kidneys

Eating Smart for Your Kidneys

Join us for this series about nutrition, grocery shopping tips, and easy, healthy recipes. Complete the course to receive a Foodland gift card! Mahalo to our supporters, including the City & County of Honolulu, Foodland, ChefZone, and the Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program.

Schedule: Seats available for classes in August-December 2021.

Length: Four virtual classes and goal-setting with a dietitian.

Eligibility: Open to all adults (age 18+). Preference is given to Oahu residents.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems. It is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives. This one-hour class will go over the four types of kidney stones, symptoms and risk-factors, prevention tips, and treatments for kidney stones.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 60 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney 101

Kidney 101

The kidneys are vital organs to keep our bodies healthy! Learn how the kidneys work, risk factors for chronic kidney disease, how to measure the health of your kidneys, and what you can do to keep your kidneys functioning well.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 1 hour.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

Want to lose weight, prevent Type 2 diabetes, and take control of your health once and for all? Transform your lifestyle and become part of a motivated, healthy community by joining a Diabetes Prevention Program cohort led by an experienced Lifestyle Coach. Topics include eating healthier, adding physical activity to your life on a time crunch, coping with stress, and getting back on track with your progress. This program is offered in partnership with the YMCA of Honolulu.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: This is a year-long program. You will meet weekly for 16 sessions, every other week for 3 sessions, and monthly for the remaining 6 months.

Eligibility: Open to all adults (age 18+) who meet BMI and blood test score criteria. Please contact us for more information.

Cost: $690 for one year. Monthly payment plans are available. May be covered by health insurance. Contact your insurance provider or view our list of active insurance partners.

Eating Smart for Your Kidneys

Eating Smart for Your Kidneys

Join us for this series about nutrition, grocery shopping tips, and easy, healthy recipes. Complete the course to receive a Foodland gift card! Mahalo to our supporters, including the City & County of Honolulu, Foodland, ChefZone, and the Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program.

Schedule: Seats available for classes in August-December 2021.

Length: Four virtual classes and goal-setting with a dietitian.

Eligibility: Open to all adults (age 18+). Preference is given to Oahu residents.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Choosing Treatment Options

Choosing Treatment Options

This class empowers patients with late stage chronic kidney disease (stages 4-5), who have been on dialysis for 0 - 6 months to make an informed choice about treatment options. Learn about in-clinic hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (PD), and palliative care.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 1 hour presentation and personalized support for 3 months.

Eligibility: Open to adults (age 18+) who have been on dialysis for 0 - 6 months with a referral from a nephrologist or a dialysis clinic.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney Options for Patient Empowerment (KOPE)

Kidney Options for Patient Empowerment (KOPE)

For patients with late stage chronic kidney disease (stages 4-5), our KOPE class provides information about treatment options, insurance, and how to partner with your doctor and healthcare team.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 90 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Better Choices, Better Health

Better Choices, Better Health

Get online support from people just like you in a small group setting. Learn to manage long-term health conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and depression, to improve your quality of life.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: Six weeks. This is a self-paced online course that allows you to log in at your convenience every week.

Eligibility: Open to all adults (age 18+) who have been clinically diagnosed with a chronic condition such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and/or lung disease.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Gain the tools to manage and cope with diabetes. Learn how to set achievable goals, take control of your nutrition, increase your energy with exercise, care for your skin and feet, manage stress, and partner with your caregivers and healthcare team.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: Six weeks, one 2.5-hour session per week.

Eligibility: Open to all adults (age 18+) who have been clinically diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Caregivers and spouses are also welcome.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney Care

Kidney Care

For patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (stages 1-3), this class teaches kidney health, nutrition, physical activity, and medication management skills to slow and prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: Four weeks, one 60-minute session per week.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Choosing Treatment Options

Choosing Treatment Options

This class empowers patients with late stage chronic kidney disease (stages 4-5), who have been on dialysis for 0 - 6 months to make an informed choice about treatment options. Learn about in-clinic hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (PD), and palliative care.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 1 hour presentation and personalized support for 3 months.

Eligibility: Open to adults (age 18+) who have been on dialysis for 0 - 6 months with a referral from a nephrologist or a dialysis clinic.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney Options for Patient Empowerment (KOPE)

Kidney Options for Patient Empowerment (KOPE)

For patients with late stage chronic kidney disease (stages 4-5), our KOPE class provides information about treatment options, insurance, and how to partner with your doctor and healthcare team.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 90 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Better Choices, Better Health

Better Choices, Better Health

Get online support from people just like you in a small group setting. Learn to manage long-term health conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and depression, to improve your quality of life.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: Six weeks. This is a self-paced online course that allows you to log in at your convenience every week.

Eligibility: Open to all adults (age 18+) who have been clinically diagnosed with a chronic condition such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and/or lung disease.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Gain the tools to manage and cope with diabetes. Learn how to set achievable goals, take control of your nutrition, increase your energy with exercise, care for your skin and feet, manage stress, and partner with your caregivers and healthcare team.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: Six weeks, one 2.5-hour session per week.

Eligibility: Open to all adults (age 18+) who have been clinically diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Caregivers and spouses are also welcome.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Kidney Care

Kidney Care

For patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (stages 1-3), this class teaches kidney health, nutrition, physical activity, and medication management skills to slow and prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: Four weeks, one 60-minute session per week.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Ask a Doc with Dr. Barry Shibuya

Ask a Doc with Dr. Barry Shibuya

Join us for an interactive Q&A with Dr. Barry Shibuya of Hawaii Pacific Health. Dr. Shibuya practices integrative rheumatology, which focuses on improving patients' daily lifestyle habits to improve chronic diseases like arthritis and gout.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 1 hour.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Knock Out Gout

Knock Out Gout

Learn to identify and manage gout symptoms and triggers. Participants will connect virtually with peers, build a support network, construct an eating plan to avoid triggers, discuss medication benefits and side effects, and receive resources to assist with self-management.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 90 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Ask a Doc with Dr. Barry Shibuya

Ask a Doc with Dr. Barry Shibuya

Join us for an interactive Q&A with Dr. Barry Shibuya of Hawaii Pacific Health. Dr. Shibuya practices integrative rheumatology, which focuses on improving patients' daily lifestyle habits to improve chronic diseases like arthritis and gout.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 1 hour.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Knock Out Gout

Knock Out Gout

Learn to identify and manage gout symptoms and triggers. Participants will connect virtually with peers, build a support network, construct an eating plan to avoid triggers, discuss medication benefits and side effects, and receive resources to assist with self-management.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 90 minutes.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Healthy Together

Healthy Together

Healthy Together is a 10-week evidence-based program for children 6-13 years old at risk for obesity, overweight, or obese. The family-based obesity prevention program emphasizes three elements: healthy eating, reducing sedentary time, and behavior changes to elicit a positive, lifelong lifestyle transformation. The program includes a Family Information Session followed by 20 sessions delivered over 10 Weeks. The program, made up of groups of 4 to 10 keiki and their adults, creates a safe, fun, and active environment for keiki and their families to explore and adopt proven methods for living a healthier lifestyle. To qualify, a child must have a parent or guardian attend all sessions, have a BMI of greater than 85, receive clearance from a medical provider through a referral to participate in physical activity, and be age 6-13. If one member of your ohana qualifies, the siblings are eligible to participate as well.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 20 Sessions over 10-weeks

Eligibility: Open to keiki 6-13 years old with a BMI greater than 85, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Must receive clearance from a medical provider through a referral, to participate in physical activity.

Healthy Together

Healthy Together

Healthy Together is a 10-week evidence-based program for children 6-13 years old at risk for obesity, overweight, or obese. The family-based obesity prevention program emphasizes three elements: healthy eating, reducing sedentary time, and behavior changes to elicit a positive, lifelong lifestyle transformation. The program includes a Family Information Session followed by 20 sessions delivered over 10 Weeks. The program, made up of groups of 4 to 10 keiki and their adults, creates a safe, fun, and active environment for keiki and their families to explore and adopt proven methods for living a healthier lifestyle. To qualify, a child must have a parent or guardian attend all sessions, have a BMI of greater than 85, receive clearance from a medical provider through a referral to participate in physical activity, and be age 6-13. If one member of your ohana qualifies, the siblings are eligible to participate as well.

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: 20 Sessions over 10-weeks

Eligibility: Open to keiki 6-13 years old with a BMI greater than 85, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Must receive clearance from a medical provider through a referral, to participate in physical activity.

Advance Healthcare Planning

Advance Healthcare Planning

Have you thought about your healthcare decisions in the event you should get sick? Plan while you are healthy to ensure that your wishes are carried out. Join us for an informative presentation that will guide you step by step!

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: Two weeks, one 1-hour session per week.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Advance Healthcare Planning

Advance Healthcare Planning

Have you thought about your healthcare decisions in the event you should get sick? Plan while you are healthy to ensure that your wishes are carried out. Join us for an informative presentation that will guide you step by step!

Schedule: Year-round. Contact us for next availability.

Length: Two weeks, one 1-hour session per week.

Eligibility: Open to the community.

Cost: No cost to participant.

Keiki Cookbook

Keiki Cookbook

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i is excited to present the Keiki Cookbook. Involve your Keiki and Ohana in your new healthy lifestyle with over 25 exciting recipes. Your Keiki will learn how to create delicious fresh spring rolls, banana cake, peanut butter banana bites, mango salsa, and much more! All recipes are Keiki-friendly, simple, fun, and healthy for your kidneys!

Calabash Cookbook

Calabash Cookbook

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii is excited to present this local-style renal cookbook to our community. We began this project because we discovered a need for kidney patients in Hawaii to have recipe options that met appropriate dietary guidelines and fit our diverse local culture.

Support Groups

Support Groups

The support groups meet monthly at most dialysis centers. This is a great way for dialysis patients and family members to make new friends, learn interesting things, get involved, and have fun! Contact us for more information.
Medical Identification

Medical Identification

Medical identification is used to alert medical personnel of special needs and conditions and is complimentary for dialysis patients. Please see your social worker at your dialysis center to order. Contact us if you have any questions.
Keiki Cookbook

Keiki Cookbook

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i is excited to present the Keiki Cookbook. Involve your Keiki and Ohana in your new healthy lifestyle with over 25 exciting recipes. Your Keiki will learn how to create delicious fresh spring rolls, banana cake, peanut butter banana bites, mango salsa, and much more! All recipes are Keiki-friendly, simple, fun, and healthy for your kidneys!

Calabash Cookbook

Calabash Cookbook

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii is excited to present this local-style renal cookbook to our community. We began this project because we discovered a need for kidney patients in Hawaii to have recipe options that met appropriate dietary guidelines and fit our diverse local culture.

Support Groups

Support Groups

The support groups meet monthly at most dialysis centers. This is a great way for dialysis patients and family members to make new friends, learn interesting things, get involved, and have fun! Contact us for more information.
Medical Identification

Medical Identification

Medical identification is used to alert medical personnel of special needs and conditions and is complimentary for dialysis patients. Please see your social worker at your dialysis center to order. Contact us if you have any questions.