Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: AKF programs

Natural disasters can be life-threatening for dialysis patients

Hurricane Florence and dialysis patients: Why AKF is concerned
Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

In 2017 we saw the devastating effects of hurricanes on dialysis patients in Texas, Puerto Rico and other affected areas. Now, as Hurricane Florence begins its assault on the Carolinas, we’re again prepared to help. Mike Spigler, AKF’s vice president of patients services and kidney disease education, explains the special challenges that dialysis patients face during a natural disaster. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease

Diabetes education and kidney health: Coaching to prevent kidney disease

TMF HQI diabetes health educator
Author: Debra Nell Williams, M.D.  |  Posted:

The American Kidney Fund has partnered with the TMF Health Quality Institute to incorporate kidney disease education into Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) classes taught by diabetes health educators using AKF’s Kidney Health Coach program. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Health Coach, AKF programs, Education, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living

AKF Advocates take to the Hill on World Kidney Day

Advocates Take to the Hill on World Kidney Day
Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On World Kidney Day 2018, 24 kidney patients, caregivers and loved ones from 14 states joined the American Kidney Fund (AKF) on Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to protect living organ donors and ensure that low-income kidney patients continue to have access to health insurance, even if they need charitable assistance to afford it. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Advocacy and policy, News

Unsung heroes: Social workers’ tireless efforts help patients affected by hurricanes

Social workers in Texas
Author: Mike Spigler  |  Posted:

When we visited Houston a few weeks after Hurricane Harvey’s extensive flooding left centers closed and damaged, and many patients unable to live in their homes, we heard heroic stories of social workers working around the clock to help their patients. We salute their efforts after the hurricane, as well as the loving care that they provide to dialysis patients day in and day out. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief
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