The NKF helps to shape public policy on behalf of kidney disease patients. We work with Congress, federal agencies, and state governments to further legislation and regulation that improve the care and quality of life of kidney disease patients.
Voices for Kidney Health advocates gather at our annual Kidney Patient Summit in Washington, DC to educate members of Congress and their staff about the importance of protecting living organ donors; increasing funds for federal kidney disease awareness, education, and research programs; and increasing access to home dialysis.
NKF supports and amplifies the voices of patients, donors, care partners, and professionals through our Voices for Kidney Health advocate community. By recruiting and engaging a diverse array of stakeholders from all facets the kidney community, we propose meaningful, actionable legislation and policy to improve the lives of kidney patients nationwide. Our Kidney Advocacy Committee, Kidney Outreach Team, and Public Policy Committee are comprised of dedicated advocates that advise, review, and focus our government relations efforts in ways that will be most meaningful to our community.