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The National Kidney Foundation's advocacy movement is for all people affected by CKD, transplant candidates and recipients, living and potential donors, donor families and caregivers. We empower, educate and encourage you to get involved on issues relating to CKD, donation and transplantation.

NKF Advocacy in Action: Greg’s Story

Advocacy is about making a difference, whether it is changing the life of a patient one on one or changing the life of a patient by impacting policy.  Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing stories of several … Continue reading

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NKF Secures Wins for Kidney Patients in Key Funding Bill

By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President of Government Relations This week, the House Appropriations Committee is expected to approve legislation to fund the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through Fiscal Year 2020. Thanks to the dedicated work of NKF … Continue reading

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Leading the Charge for Kidney Health in Los Angeles Through Clinical and Community Partnerships

By Franco Reyna, Program Manager – NKF Serving Southern California and Nevada Kidney disease connects many communities. It connects the public at large to raise awareness about the importance of kidneys and kidney health, individuals who are at risk for … Continue reading

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Leading the Charge for Kidney Health in Greater New York: A 15 Year Partnership with New York Road Runners (NYRR)

By Meg Gilmartin, Executive Director; Sean Rugenstein, Team Kidney Staff Partner – NKF Serving Greater New York and Connecticut Rooted in a shared interest in building better, healthier, communities, National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Serving Greater New York and Connecticut is … Continue reading

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Leading The Charge for Kidney Health in South Texas Through Partnership with Blue Cross BlueShield of Texas

By Amanda Crowley-Rios, Program Director;   Lorna Hankins, Executive Director – NKF Serving Texas South Texas residents have one of the highest incidences of kidney disease in the country, and like many who are at-risk or living with kidney disease, they … Continue reading

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Leading the Charge for Kidney Health through Local Community Partnerships

By Lesa-Kaye Holtham, MPH – Government Grants Director, National Kidney Foundation Public health is defined as the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and … Continue reading

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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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