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2    WHEREAS, Chronic Kidney Disease is the 9th leading cause of
3death in the United States; an estimated 31 million people in
4the United States have chronic kidney disease; over 1.12
5million people in the State of Illinois are living with the
6disease; early chronic kidney disease has no signs or symptoms
7and, without early detection, can progress to kidney failure;
9    WHEREAS, If a person has high blood pressure, heart
10disease, diabetes, or a family history of kidney failure, the
11risk of kidney disease is greater; in Illinois, 13% of all
12adults have diabetes, and 32% have high blood pressure; the
13prevalence of diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension is
14higher for African Americans, who develop kidney failure at a
15rate of nearly 4 to 1 compared to Caucasians, while Hispanics
16develop kidney failure at a rate of 2 to 1; almost half of the
17people waiting for a kidney in Illinois identify as African
18American, but, in 2017, less than 10% of them received a
19kidney; and
20    WHEREAS, Although dialysis is a life-extending treatment,
21the best and most cost effective treatment for kidney failure
22is a kidney transplant; currently, the wait in Illinois for a
23deceased donor kidney is 5-7 years, and, everyday, 13 people



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1die while waiting; and
2    WHEREAS, If chronic kidney disease is detected early and
3managed appropriately, the individual can receive treatment
4sooner to help protect the kidneys, the deterioration in kidney
5function can be slowed or even stopped, and the risk of
6associated cardiovascular complications and other
7complications can be reduced; therefore, be it
10CONCURRING HEREIN, that the Kidney Disease Prevention and
11Education Task Force is created to work directly with
12educational institutions to create health education programs
13to increase awareness of and to examine chronic kidney disease,
14transplantations, living and deceased kidney donation, and the
15existing disparity in the rates of those afflicted between
16Caucasians and minorities; and be it further
17    RESOLVED, That the Task Force will also be expected to
18develop a sustainable plan to raise awareness about early
19detection, promote health equity, and reduce the burden of
20kidney disease throughout the State, which should include an
21ongoing campaign that would include health education workshops
22and seminars, relevant research, and preventative screenings,
23and promote social media campaigns and TV and radio



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1commercials; and be it further
2    RESOLVED, That membership of the Task Force shall be as
4        (1) One member of the Senate, appointed by the Senate
5    President, who shall serve as Co-Chair;
6        (2) One member of the House of Representatives,
7    appointed by the Speaker of the House, who shall serve as
8    Co-Chair;
9        (3) One member of the House of Representatives,
10    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House;
11        (4) One member of the Senate, appointed by the Senate
12    Minority Leader;
13        (5) One member representing the Department of Public
14    Health, appointed by the Governor;
15        (6) One member representing the Department of
16    Healthcare and Family Services, appointed by the Governor;
17        (7) One member representing a medical center in a
18    county with a population of more 3 million residents,
19    appointed by the Co-Chairs;
20        (8) One member representing a physician's association
21    in a county with a population of more than 3 million
22    residents, appointed by the Co-Chairs;
23        (9) One member representing a not-for-profit organ
24    procurement organization, appointed by the Co-Chairs;
25        (10) One member representing a national non-profit



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1    research kidney organization in the State of Illinois,
2    appointed by the Co-Chairs; and
3        (11) The Secretary of State or his or her designee; and
4    be it further
5    RESOLVED, That members of the Task Force shall serve
6without compensation; and be it further
7    RESOLVED, That the Department of Public Health shall
8provide administrative support to the Task Force; and be it
10    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall submit its final report
11to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2020 and,
12upon the filing of its final report, is dissolved.