We have long recognized the link between professional/medical education and the provision of quality health care and the improvement of clinical outcomes. Our continuing education programs address the learning needs and interests of the members of the health care team across the spectrum of kidney disease care and prevention. We support clinical research focused on improving patient outcomes through our Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellowships, and we are building a network of Kidney Health Educators who can reach deep into communities to empower those at risk for kidney disease to prevent it.

Become a Kidney Health Educator

If you are passionate about preventing kidney disease in your community, we can provide the training and the tools to make you a Kidney Health Educator. Learn more about our free online training course and our Learn It! Check It! Live It! toolkit and become a Kidney Health Educator today.


AKF hosts free, monthly educational webinars to help you and your loved ones learn more about living well with kidney disease. These live webinars will be led by kidney disease experts, and will feature a discussion about a different topic each month. Learn more about our webinars.

Earn free CEs with our online courses for professionals

We offer a range of online continuing education courses designed for health care professionals caring for patients with, and at risk for, chronic kidney disease. All of our online courses are free and are accredited for continuing education credits by professional health care associations. Review our available courses to help meet your CE requirements.

Clinical Scientist in Nephrology program

Since 1988, we have been funding clinical research in nephrology with the goal of improving the quality of care provided to kidney patients. Some of nephrology's brightest scholars are former Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellows. Learn more about the Clinical Scientist in Nephrology program and how to apply.


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