In 1980, AKF began a public education outreach program to promote our new toll-free patient assistance and kidney information phone line.

Today, millions of people nationwide benefit from our efforts to raise awareness of kidney disease through health education and prevention efforts. With more than 8 million visitors annually, AKF's award-winning website,, is one of the leading online sources for kidney health information in both English and Spanish. Extensive online health education materials, free online webinars, a toll-free HelpLine (866.300.2900) and our nationwide network of Kidney Health Coaches provide information to people nationwide who are living with kidney disease or who are at risk for developing it.