Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.
Year-end legislative package and new presidential executive orders provide assistance for Americans facing hardships during the pandemic
From unemployment benefits to vaccine distribution, the federal government has provided funding for many key COVID-19 initiatives and programs over the past month. Check out our blog for a breakdown of the provisions that are important to the people we serve. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19
Last year was full of surprises for all of us. Despite the challenges of 2020, our government relations team secured some big and important wins for the kidney community. Learn more about what they accomplished in our 2020 advocacy year in review. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, AKF Advocacy Activities, Advocates
Nikki became interested in organ donation through her work at a radio station. Doing research before she interviewed someone who needed a kidney, she "realized how small of a sacrifice it was to be able to give the gift of life." She became a living kidney donor earlier this year and joined our Advocacy Network to do even more. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight
AKF Ambassador Timothy says that "deciding to take an active role in advocating for your health care and joining with a larger group working toward a common goal is when change can occur." Learn more about Timothy and his experience in our Advocacy Network on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight
Jess Walters is an AKF Ambassador living with Alport syndrome, a rare disease that causes kidney disease. Jess says, "Being chronically ill can be extremely disempowering. Being an AKF Ambassador is a surefire way to know that your voice is being heard and your story is being told." Learn more about Jess and their advocacy work on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Spotlight, Advocates