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American Kidney Fund Partners

Chronic kidney disease is the nation’s 9th leading cause of death. An estimated 31 million people in the United States are living with chronic kidney disease, and many of them aren’t aware of their illness.

The American Kidney Fund is working every day to create a world without kidney disease. But we cannot do it alone.

This is why AKF works with partners to support nearly every area of our work: awareness and education programs, health screenings, professional education, advocacy and fundraising.

These partners include health care associations, government agencies, membership associations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and corporations.

By working with partners, we can reach much broader audiences and engage people through the organizations that already touch their lives – their workplace, church or social group. Our partnerships connect us to the communities that we serve, and open up access to resources including volunteers, facilities and in-kind contributions. These relationships enhance our capabilities and bring unique skills and perspectives to our work.

How to Engage as a Partner

The American Kidney Fund seeks to work on collaborative activities with organizations that share common missions and goals. Some of the ways we work with our partners include: 

  • Providing articles on kidney health and kidney disease prevention for use by partners on their websites, newsletters or social media
  • Highlighting health-related content from partners on our own website and social media
  • Raising awareness of AKF’s programs and services by delivering presentations at partner conferences and events
  • Collaborating with partners to create new educational materials, online professional development courses or webinars
  • Including partners in our Kidney Action Day events, and relying on them for event promotion and volunteer recruitment

For more information about partnerships with the American Kidney Fund, please contact John Manning at 240.292.7059 or by email.

Partner Resources

AKF Fact Sheet 
Kidney Disease Statistics
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