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On July 10, 2019, the President launched the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative at an event in Washington, DC, taking the largest steps forward in U.S. kidney care since the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) program began in 1973. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) brought over thirty patients, families, and providers to Washington, DC to be part of the historic announcement.
During the event, the President signed an Executive Order that directs the Department of Human Services (HHS) to take bold action to transform how kidney disease is prevented, diagnosed, and treated within the next decade. NKF worked closely with the administration to develop the Initiative's priorities and strategy, as outlined in NKF's kidney policy blueprint here. NKF's CEO, Kevin Longino, himself a kidney patient and transplant recipient, stood with the president on stage as he signed the Executive Order, signaling NKF's partnership in this new vision for kidney care in the US.
Read on to learn more about the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative; watch a recording of the event, learn about the specific actions HHS will be taking to drive progress and get involved!
President Donald Trump signs the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health. He is joined by patients and families from across the country, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma, and NFK CEO and transplant recipient, Kevin Longino.
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) advocates and Government Relations staff at the July 10 event held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.