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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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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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The Trump Administration Will Know that CKD is a Public Health Priority

By Tonya L. Saffer, MPH Fueled by passion and urgency your government relations team is dedicated to ensuring that the Trump Administration recognizes chronic kidney disease as a public health priority. Along with NKF’s Executive Leadership, we will be working … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act’s future and the impact on people with kidney disease

By Troy Zimmerman, National Kidney Foundation’s Vice President of Government Relations The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obama Care, passed in 2010 and was intended to allow more Americans to access affordable and comprehensive health insurance coverage.  This … Continue reading

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National Kidney Foundation Advocacy Priorities for 2017

By Troy Zimmerman We ended 2016 with many legislative and administrative successes to improve the lives of kidney patients, but also continue to face great challenges. With the introduction of a new Congress and a new Administration there remains much … Continue reading

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Kidney Advocacy Victories in 2016

Advocating relentlessly on behalf of kidney patients the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud of the accomplishments we have achieved in advancing policy solutions that benefit people with kidney disease.   Our success would not be possible without you, so as … Continue reading

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