The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has launched a new patient advocacy and engagement program in 2015 to expand its grassroots network at the state level. NKF’s Kidney Action Committee (KAC) is a group of more than 75 patient liaisons who use their personal experience to champion NKF’s priorities. The committee is representative of the full spectrum of kidney disease: those with early stages of chronic kidney disease, in-center and home dialysis patients, kidney transplant recipients, living kidney donors, as well as family members and caregivers of kidney patients. KAC patient liaisons represent NKF through local and national media outreach and use their experience to advise government agencies, research organizations, and policy and health organizations on kidney disease. They will also provide input on the development of NKF public policy positions and the implementation of kidney disease education programs.
Are you a kidney patient, family member or caregiver of a kidney patient, or a living kidney donor? Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Kidney Action Committee liaison? Apply here.