A NKF Advocate is someone who has been affected by kidney disease, donation or transplant and who wants to empower and educate others. These include people with kidney disease, dialysis patients, transplant recipients, living donors, donor family members, caregivers, friends and family members.
Advocacy plays an integral role in our mission. You can make a significant difference in the lives of kidney patients by representing the National Kidney Foundation. We give you the tools you need to make your voice heard.
Below are some of the ways you can be an advocate for those affected by kidney disease, donation and transplantation.
- Write To Congress
- Tips for Writing a Letter to the Editor - COMING SOON!
- How to Schedule a District Meeting
- 6 Steps to a Successful Visit with your Members of Congress
- What to Expect on Capitol Hill and How to Prepare
- Advocating through Social Media
- Congressional Kidney Caucus
Federal Healthcare Agencies
- Department of Health and Human Services Home Page
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
- Senate Home Page
- Finance Committee
- Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
- Senate Committee on Appropriations Website
U.S. House of Representatives
- House of Representatives Home Page
- Ways & Means Committee
- Energy and Commerce
- House Committee on Appropriations Website