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According to the researcher conducted through the United Dialysis Foundation Inc., it is reported that in 2013, all hemodialysis patients alive in 2014 suggest that prevalent (current) patients alive in 2013 are at approximately 50% the currently population. In the research done, Whites represented the largest percentage of prevalent hemodialysis patients (56.0%) yet African Americans had the highest rate of hemodialysis treatment per million populations at 148,509 in the United States. African Americans and Hispanics have the highest rate of end-stage renal disease because of the higher incidence of conditions that lead to ESRD, including hypertension, diabetes, and drug abuse. A 2014 health survey in 2014, concluded that males or all rage groups constituted 40.8% of the total population of new hemodialysis patients. In 2012, 90.8percent of the general public used hemodialysis which was an increased to 91.3 percent in 2011. There is a need in the ESRD system to address the treatment of patients who have been denied access to care because they have previously been involuntarily discharged. These patients may be denied access to care because they have been involuntarily discharged from their previous dialysis facility for non-compliance, or disruptive or abusive behavior. United Dialysis Foundation Inc. is aware that our organization is a stepping stone in our local communities, and that we as a community based organization we as all must take action and utilize all efforts to establish an emergency care program that will address issues when a particular health problem arises and there is need for a solution or solutions can be presented through research for preventive measures to avert future health problems or issues regarding ESRD. The poverty rate and low educational attainment contribute for too many of our communities’ problem. We as a whole must not just look at our own community but too, seek out to research and understand the needs of our neighboring communities in the state of Georgia that are also struggle with poverty, with household incomes under $15,000, and over half of their residents without high school diplomas or limited education and income. Nearly two-thirds of the residents of these communities are Black or Hispanic; and health experts (identify higher risks for heart disease for African Americans and Hispanics because of diet and exercise patterns.