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A Successful End to a Successful Kidney Patient Summit!

By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President for Government Relations Our 6th Annual Kidney Patient Summit is poised to be our most successful advocacy day yet.  With more than 100 advocates visiting more than 180 legislators’ offices on Capitol Hill sharing stories … Continue reading

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Patients As Partners In Research: How NKF and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) are changing the face of kidney disease research 

By Lesa-Kaye Holtham, National Kidney Foundation Grants Director The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI) is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund research that can help patients and those who care for them make better-informed decisions about the … Continue reading

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Proud of the Difference We Made Today

By Adam Jardine, Kidney Outreach Team advocate and NKF of Wisconsin Board Member Today marked my first time attending the Kidney Patient Summit on Capitol Hill. I am so proud of the difference my fellow advocates and I made by … Continue reading

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An Exciting Day Ahead at the Kidney Patient Summit

By Derek Forfang, Kidney Patient and Chairman of NKF’s Kidney Advocacy Committee This morning, more than 100 advocates and I will be headed to Capitol Hill to tell our legislators in Congress that they need to do more to help … Continue reading

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Empowering Kidney Patient Summit Advocates to Make a Difference

By Kevin Longino, Kidney Transplant Recipient and CEO of the National Kidney Foundation I am excited to welcome more than 100 activists to Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of the 30 million Americans with kidney disease representing National Kidney … Continue reading

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Defending Living Organ Donors In Kansas

By Sue Hendon, Board Member of the NKF of Kansas Since the 1960s, when I heard President Kennedy say, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” I have been driven … Continue reading

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The National Kidney Foundation meets with Secretary Alex Azar of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss Transforming Kidney Care.

By: Michael Choi, MD Immediate Past President of the National Kidney Foundation In February 2017, shortly after President Trump’s inauguration,  The National Kidney Foundation declared that the “Trump Administration Will Know that CKD is a Public Health Priority” and we … Continue reading

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Looking Back at a Successful 2018

By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President of Government Relations As we all reflect upon what to be grateful for in the New Year, we at the National Kidney Foundation are grateful for YOU!  Thanks to your support throughout the year, we’ve … Continue reading

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My Experience at the 2018 NKF KDOQI Home Dialysis Controversies Conference

Dolores A. McGrath, CHES®, NKF Advocate, Former Home Hemodialysis Carepartner, Living Donor On November 30, 2018, I was very fortunate to have been in attendance once again for the NKF KDOQI Home Dialysis Controversies Conference. Last year I was a … Continue reading

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Inspiring Our Youth To Be Advocates!

Earlier this summer, while speaking with one of our Kidney Advocacy Committee members, Robin Kahn mentioned that she had brought advocacy education into her classroom.  She taught a unit on advocacy and asked one of her Congresswoman’s staff to visit … Continue reading

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