Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.

AKF Ambassador Spotlight: Ellery Payton

Author: Ellery Payton  |  Posted:

Ellery Payton has been an Ambassador with AKF for 12 years. He is a two-time kidney transplant recipient, one in March 2003 and another in 2012. Ellery takes pride in working with AKF and is always willing and able to do what’s necessary to get the word out. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocates, Ambassador, Spotlight

AKF Ambassador Spotlight: Christopher Knippers

Author: AKF staff  |  Posted:

Christopher Knippers has worked for over 40 years in the field of psychology (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology) as a specialist in mood disorders, addiction, and holistic health. He has published several non-fiction books (e.g. Common Sense, Intuition, and God’s Guidance) as well as a novel (Aloha Kai: An Adventure in the Power of Aloha). READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocates

Updates on Kidney Innovation and Kidney Research Funding

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On April 29, KidneyX announced 15 winning teams for its Phase 1 Redesign Dialysis prize competition. Winning teams’ solutions focused on areas such as improving patient quality of life, earlier detection of complications, and improving patient outcomes. Each team won a prize of $75,000. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Research

The American Kidney Fund’s 2019 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On April 3, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted its annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Twenty-seven AKF Ambassadors from 19 states and the District of Columbia gathered in our nation’s capital to share their personal stories with kidney disease, and to advocate on key issues affecting kidney patients. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Charitable Premium Assistance, Legislation, AKF Advocacy Activities, Advocacy day, Policy, Advocates
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