ROCKVILLE, Md. (Feb. 25, 2022) — The American Kidney Fund (AKF) is pleased to announce its redesigned website, , champion for people with kidney disease and expands AKF's award-winning, evidence-based content for patients, caregivers, health care professionals and other members of the kidney community.
Approximately 37 million people in the U.S. have kidney disease, the fastest growing non-contagious disease in the United States. A kidney disease diagnosis is life-altering, and AKF's new website provides resources and support for every step in the kidney disease journey.
"Our website embodies AKF's mission to fight kidney disease and demonstrates the breadth of all that we do on behalf of those living with kidney disease and the millions who are at risk. It creates a sense of trust, compassion, hope and strength," said LaVarne A. Burton, AKF President and CEO. "The new design reflects one of AKF's core values of putting patients first in everything we do."
In redesigning , AKF enhanced its robust educational content to maximize accessibility, ensured it is easy to understand for people of all levels of health literacy and continued to add Spanish-language resources, reflecting AKF's continuing work to advance health equity.
AKF's educational resources are regularly reviewed by members of AKF's physician-led Medical Advisory Committee. Expanded or new content on the topics of prevention, stages of kidney disease, post-transplant living and rare diseases have been added to the new website.
Key features of the new website include:
- Redesigned homepage
- User-friendly navigation
- Improved mobile user experience
- Resource library allowing people to find the content they need by filtering based on topic, keywords or their connection to kidney disease
- Opportunities to get involved and support AKF
AKF encourages all those affected by kidney disease and those who wish to learn about this chronic condition to visit . AKF recognizes and thanks Amgen for its generous support of the new website.
About the American Kidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nation’s leading kidney nonprofit. AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through transplant. With programs that address early detection, disease management, financial assistance, clinical research, innovation and advocacy, no kidney organization impacts more lives than AKF. One of the nation’s top-rated nonprofits, AKF invests 97 cents of every donated dollar in programs, earning the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for 20 years in a row as well as the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, formerly GuideStar.