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2019, The Year of Kidney Policy

The July launch of the “Advancing American Kidney Health” initiative (AAKH) was a watershed moment when the Federal government decided to shake up the treatment landscape to move from treating kidney disease to one that advances kidney health. The signing … Continue reading

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Bringing Your Kidney Disease Stories to Your Elected Officials

By Jason Nothdurft, Kidney Advocacy Committee member and kidney patient The National Kidney Foundation’s New Jersey Kidney Walk took place at Veterans Park in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, in late September. If you’re reading this, you probably already know the … Continue reading

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An Astounding Summer of Advocacy!

By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President of Government Relations These are exciting times at the National Kidney Foundation thanks in no small part to the dedicated efforts of grassroots advocates like you. Together, we continue working with federal and state legislators … Continue reading

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Get Desired R.E.S.U.L.T. from Your Stories

By Piper Hendricks, advocacy communications professional In the post below, I share my approach to storytelling. I designed the R.E.S.U.L.T. approach (acronym explanation to come) for storytellers with a mission – for people who, as we say at my nonprofit p.h. … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Broaden the Search for Solutions to Kidney Disease Management – the KidneyX: Patient Innovator Challenge Will Spotlight the Best Ideas Nationwide

By John R. Sedor, MD, FASN, Chair of the KidneyX Steering Committee and Kevin Longino, CEO, National Kidney Foundation Too many American families have known the pain and difficulty of chronic kidney disease. An estimated 37 million U.S. adults live … Continue reading

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Great Strides in Kidney Policy Through Patients’ Eyes

On July 10th, President Trump announced a bold vision for transforming kidney care for the estimated 37 million Americans affected by kidney disease. During his speech, attended by National Kidney Foundation (NKF) volunteers, patients, care partners and leadership the President laid out … Continue reading

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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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