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Friends of NIDDK, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, and NKF Highlight the Value of Scientific Research for Chronic Disease Patients

By David White, National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Advocacy Committee member  On May 18, I joined representatives of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), patient groups, and other stakeholders in briefing the House of Representatives’ Appropriations … Continue reading

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NKF’s Hosts Patient-Driven Research Stakeholders’ Conference at 2017 Spring Clinical Meeting – A Conference Where #PatientsDecide

On April 22, 2017 in Orlando Florida, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) hosted the first effort to identify patient-led kidney disease national research priorities by bringing together over 100 individuals representing  kidney patients of all stages, dialysis patients, kidney transplant … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: House Passes Healthcare Legislation Impacting Pre-Existing Condition Protections

On Thursday, May 4th, the House of Representatives voted, 217-213, to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1628).  The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) remains concerned about the impact this bill could have on healthcare for those with chronic … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Agreement Funds Federal Agency Healthcare Programs

On Sunday, April 30th, the House and Senate leadership reached a bi-partisan agreement to fund federal agencies and programs through the end of September.   We are pleased to announce that kidney disease priorities being supported by the National Kidney Foundation … Continue reading

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Congratulations Dr. Shari Ling and Derek Forfang!

Congratulations to Dr. Shari Ling and Derek Forfang!  On April 20th, during the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) 26th Annual Spring Clinical Meeting, the Foundation bestowed its highest honors to them. Dr. Ling, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Centers … Continue reading

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Fighting for Pennsylvania’s Kidney Disease Assistance Program

By Christin Kwasny, Executive Director of NKF Serving Philadelphia/Delaware Valley & Erin L. Tuladzieck, MS, Executive Director of NKF Serving the Alleghenies During March, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) was informed about proposed cuts to Pennsylvania’s Chronic Renal Disease Program (CRDP).  … Continue reading

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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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