Advocacy is generally defined as a process that aims to bring about change in process, policy or practice. Advocacy is taking action for a cause that you believe in—speaking and acting on behalf of yourself and others.

The American Kidney Fund advocates on behalf of more than 700,000 Americans living with kidney failure, 30 million Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the millions more who are at risk. Our Advocacy Network plays a vital role in influencing public policy that ensures access to quality care for kidney patients, as well as educating communities about kidney disease, its causes, and how to prevent it.