Award recognition for patient-friendly content

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) constantly strives to develop the most relevant, helpful and innovative education and communications materials to support the kidney community in the fight against kidney disease. For these efforts, AKF's education and advocacy campaigns and materials have received many prestigious awards in recent years.

Icons of awards AKF has received

Digital Health Awards

National Health Information Awards

  • Gold - Complications of Anemia & Kidney Disease - Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2022)
  • Gold – First30: Advice When Starting Dialysis – Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2020)
  • Silver - How to prevent high phosphorus with kidney disease - Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Poster category (2022)
  • Bronze - Kidney-friendly eating plan: Myths vs. Facts - Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Poster category (2022)
  • Bronze – Detect and Manage Your Kidney Disease – Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2021)
  • Bronze – Sodium (salt) and your kidneys – Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2021)
  • Bronze – Kidney Disease Fact Sheets – Community Organization (nonprofit) | Booklet/Brochure/Pamphlet category (2020)
  • Merit - Low vs. high-potassium foods - Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Poster category (2022)
  • Merit - Getting Your Questions Answered About Anemia - Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2022)
  • Merit - Symptoms of Anemia - Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2022)
  • Merit – Diabetes & Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2021)
  • Merit – Fluid management and your kidneys – Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2021)
  • Merit – Goutful: Gout and Kidney Disease – Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2021)
  • Merit – Preventing Kidney Disease – Patient Education Information | Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2021)
  • Merit – Spring 2019 AKF in Action, Vol. 4.1 – Community Organization (nonprofit) | Newsletter (single issue) category (2020)

Aster Awards

  • Gold - What's happening in the states blog series - Blogs category (2022)
  • Gold - Guides to kidney-friendly eating (Kidney Kitchen downloadable guides: "Double Whammy" Foods, "Double Win" Foods, Kidney-friendly eating plan: Myths and facts, and How to prevent high phosphorus with kidney disease) - Patient Education - Series (2022)
  • Gold – Kidney Today COVID-19 blog series – Blogs category (2021)
  • Gold – Know Your Kidneys video series (Preventing Kidney Disease, Detect and Manage Your Kidney Disease, and Diabetes & Chronic Kidney Disease) – Special Video Production (Series) category (2021)
  • Gold – Beyond Bananas graphics – Social Media Campaign category (2020)
  • Gold – Kidney Kitchen – Website category (2020)
  • Silver – Sodium (salt) and your kidneys – Special Video Production (Single Entry) category (2021)
  • Silver –Talk to your doctor about Fabry disease guide – Patient Education category (2021)

AVA Digital Awards

  • PlatinumThe Hope Affair 2021 – Video Production | Long Form Video | Special Event (2022)
  • Platinum – Kidney Today COVID-19 blog series – Digital Marketing | Content Marketing | Blog Series category (2021)
  • Gold –Anemia & Chronic Kidney Disease Video series – Web-Based Production | Short Form Web Video < 3 Minutes | Video Series (2022)
  • Gold – Advocacy blog COVID-19 blog series – Digital Marketing | Content Marketing | Blog Series category (2021)
  • Gold – Fluid management and your kidneys video – Video Production | Creativity | Special Effects/Animation category (2021)
  • Gold – Sodium (salt) and your kidneys video – Video Production | Creativity | Special Effects/Animation category (2021)
  • Gold – Kidney Kitchen – Web-Based Production | Website | Nonprofit category (2020)

Bulldog PR Awards

  • Silver – Beyond Bananas – Best Not-for-Profit/Association Campaign category (2020)

dotCOMM Awards

  • Platinum - Living with Cystinosis | Treatment and Transplant - Video | 165c. Video Series (2022)
  • Platinum - ACT on Anemia | Treating Anemia of CKD - Video | 165c. Video Series (2022)
  • Platinum – Helping patients through COVID-19: American Kidney Fund – Digital Marketing & Communication Campaigns | Other – COVID-19 communications and marketing category (2021)
  • Gold – Kidney Kitchen – Website | Nonprofit category (2020)
  • Honorable Mention – Know the connection between diabetes and kidney disease – Content Marketing | Infographic category (2021)

Hermes Creative Awards

  • Platinum - The Hope Affair 2021 - Electronic Media / Social Media /Interactive Media | Video | Event category (2022)
  • Platinum – Kidney Kitchen – Public Relations, Communications | Website Overall | Nonprofit category (2020)
  • Gold - Kidney Disease Cause Unknown? Fabry Disease May Be Possible - Electronic Media / Social Media /Interactive Media | Video | Nonprofit category (2022)
  • Gold – Detect and Manage Your Kidney Disease – Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | Nonprofit category (2021)
  • Gold – Fluid management and your kidneys – Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | Nonprofit category (2021)
  • Gold – Preventing Kidney Disease – Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | Nonprofit category (2021)
  • Gold – September 2019 e-news – Electronic Media, Social Media, Interactive Media | Digital Publications/Messaging | E-Newsletter/E-Zine category (2020)
  • Gold – Spring 2019 AKF in Action, Vol. 4.1 – Print Media | Publications | Newsletter category (2020)
  • Honorable Mention - Looped In on Lupus Nephritis - Electronic Media / Social Media /Interactive Media | Web Element| Landing Page category (2022)
  • Honorable Mention – Diabetes & Chronic Kidney Disease – Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | Nonprofit category (2021)
  • Honorable Mention – Sodium (salt) and your kidneys – Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | Nonprofit category (2021)
  • Honorable Mention – American Society of Nephrology 2019 Kidney Week booth – Print Media | Advertising | Trade Show Exhibit category (2020)
  • Honorable Mention – KidneyNation Excellence Award video (The Hope Affair honoree) – Electronic Media, Social Media, Interactive Media | Video | Nonprofit category (2020)

MarCom Awards

NYX Marcom Awards

  • Gold – The Hope Affair 2021 – Virtual Events | Nonprofit category (2022)
  • Gold – Helping Patients Through COVID-19 – COVID-19 | Nonprofit category (2021)

Omni Awards

  • Gold – Kidney Kitchen – Website | Health & Fitness category (2020)
  • Gold – Kidney Kitchen – Website | Non-Profit category (2020)
  • Bronze – How Well Do You #KnowYourKidneys – Video | Health & Fitness and Video | Non-profit categories (2020)
  • Bronze – How Well Do You #KnowYourKidneys – Video | Non-Profit category (2020)

Platinum PR Awards

  • Finalist – Helping Patients Through COVID-19 – Campaign of the Year (Other) (2021)

PR Daily Nonprofit Communications Awards

  • Honorable Mention – Helping Patients Through COVID-19 – Grand Prize | Nonprofit Communications Campaign of the Year category (2021)
  • Honorable Mention – Helping Patients Through COVID-19 – Campaigns and Communications | COVID-19 Communications category (2021)
  • Honorable Mention – Kidney Today and Advocacy COVID-19 blog series – Creative Assets | Blog category (2021)