The American Kidney Fund (AKF) and American Medical Technologists (AMT) have formed a dynamic partnership to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease, a common and often preventable condition affecting 31 million Americans.

Together, AKF and AMT will foster and promote collaborative work focusing on the role of allied health professionals in the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Throughout the partnership, AMT will help raise awareness of kidney disease through professional and public education and communications. AMT members will also raise funds to support the American Kidney Fund’s programs and services. Details about our exciting national fundraising campaign with AMT will be coming soon.

Join your AMT State Society KIDNEYNATION Team today!

During the spring of 2016, AMT members are encouraged to come together and work in their communities and during their state society meetings to host small fundraising events to support the mission of AKF. On July 18, at the AMT national meeting, we will be Walking in Memphis to celebrate all the money raised to help kidney patients in need. CLICK HERE TO JOIN YOUR AMT KIDNEYNATION TEAM OR MAKE A DONATION TODAY

Volunteer at Kidney Action Day

AMT members are welcome and encouraged to volunteer at AKF screening events. Your help as an allied health professional is needed as AKF strives to screen thousands of people throughout the year. CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT ALL OUR SCREENING EVENTS and VOLUNTEER!

Become a Kidney Health Educator

Our AMT members have been taking this FREE online course and using these tools to provide kidney health education in their communities! Some of our partner colleges are also using this information about kidney disease to teach hopeful allied health professionals about kidney disease. CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE KHE COURSE AND BECOME A KIDNEY HEALTH EDUCATOR TODAY

Become an Advocate for Kidney Patients and Kidney Health

Join AKF’s Advocacy Network and make your voice heard on issues that affect kidney patients. As a member of AMT and an allied health professional, your experience and your voice is needed to help teach policy makers and elected officials about how their work affects the lives of kidney patients.

Take FREE Online Professional Education Courses

The American Kidney Fund offers online courses designed for health care professionals caring for patients with, and at risk for, chronic kidney disease. These nine courses are offered for FREE to anyone and each meet the continuing education requirements of health care professionals caring for patients. CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF THESE FREE COURSES