Monthly Archives: March 2017

World Kidney Day Bring Kidney Disease Home to All of America

On March 9th, America celebrated World Kidney Day.  This awareness raising event resulted in a day of attention on kidney disease across major cities and in all 50 states. Multiple state legislatures and city governments issued proclamations about the importance … Continue reading

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NKF kickoffs Kidney Innovation Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

By Michael J. Choi, MD, FNKF – NKF President, Clinical Director of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln. With more than 26 million adults in the … Continue reading

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United with Purpose

This year’s Kidney Patient Summit was the biggest and best yet. With nearly 150 advocates from six organizations taking Capitol Hill by storm, they met with 31 lawmakers and 148 health policy staff to push three priorities: early detection for CKD, … Continue reading

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KAC Converges on Capitol Hill

Nearly 150 advocates from six kidney organizations converged on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with lawmakers as part of the 4th Annual Kidney Patient Summit organized and led by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). Advocates urged Congress to support … Continue reading

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A Big Day, a Big Plan

Day one of the Kidney Patient Summit began with a Facebook Live event featuring Kidney Advocacy Committee (KAC) member Ewo Harrell talking with NKF Senior Director of Health Policy Tonya Saffer. The video was viewed over 4,000 times on its … Continue reading

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The 4th Annual Kidney Patient Summit

Nearly 150 advocates from six kidney organizations will converge on Capitol Hill, March 6-7, to meet personally with lawmakers and put a human face on kidney disease during the 4th Annual Kidney Patient Summit, organized and led by the National … Continue reading

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