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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.

Launch of the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative

On July 10, 2019, NKF welcomed more than thirty patients, families, and providers to Washington, DC for an event launching the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative. In remarks delivered at the event, the President identified the fight against kidney disease … Continue reading

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NKF Advocacy in Action: Chris’s Story

This year, several NKF offices hosted their first advocacy days in state capitals, including in Minnesota where Chris Bemis lives.  These state capital advocacy days allowed NKF and our 200 advocates to meet with and educate more than 350 state … Continue reading

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NKF Advocacy in Action: Armand’s Story

Armand Halter, a new member of the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) Kidney Advocacy Committee, is one of our most active and dedicated advocates.  Speaking with him recently, I was moved by how engaged he has become and about his journey … Continue reading

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NKF Advocacy in Action: Curtisha’s Story

Last week, we highlighted a practitioner from Oklahoma who took the extra step to improve the lives of his patients through changing public policy impacting living organ donors in his state.  This week, we are highlighting a patient advocate who … Continue reading

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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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