Advocacy

Advocacy

Together, we can enhance the lives of kidney patients by making our voices heard in support of the issues affecting funding, treatment, research and more.
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Latest in advocacy

Follow NKF’s “Advocacy in Action” blog to learn the latest news about kidney policy and to learn more about our advocacy activities.

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Partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services on the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative

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Enacted living donor protections in nine states in 2019

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NKF advocates and staff met with more than 750 federal and state legislators during 2019

Kidney Advocacy Committee

Listen to our Kidney Advocacy Committee patients and other supporters talk about why they have raised their voices for kidney patients across the country. You can also hear more about the Annual Kidney Patient Summit from our advocates. Apply to KAC

Resources

Find everything you need to prepare for your advocacy activities, including downloadable factsheets and info on agencies and committees most relevant to NKF's mission.

Policy & legislation

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.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee is a dynamic advisory body drawn from kidney patients, living kidney donors, and medical professionals.