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. You may find the list of awards AKF has won since January 1, 2020, below, and AKF’s most recent press releases recognizing these accolades here and here.

Digital Health Awards

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National Health Information Awards

  • Gold – First30: Advice When Starting Dialysis – Community Organization (nonprofit) | Video category (2020)
  • 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 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)

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Aster Awards

  • 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)

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AVA Digital Awards

  • Platinum – Kidney Today COVID-19 blog series – Digital Marketing | Content Marketing | Blog Series category (2021)
  • 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)

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Bulldog PR Awards

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

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dotCOMM Awards

  • 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)

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Hermes Creative Awards

  • Platinum – Kidney Kitchen – Public Relations, Communications | Website Overall | Nonprofit category (2020)
  • 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 – 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)

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MarCom Awards

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NYX Marcom Awards

  • Gold – Helping Patients Through COVID-19 – COVID-19 | Nonprofit category (2021)

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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)

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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)

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