Policy Resources

Download resources to help you advocate for kidney patients including, comment letters, state factsheets and one pagers.

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A Call for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease

A new report from AKF urges policymakers and advocates to broadly support measures — including improved screening and education — that will shape a brighter future for people living with kidney disease through earlier diagnosis and treatment. Developed as part of AKF's Patient Access Initiative (PAI), a multi-year effort to better understand and address ongoing health care access issues faced by people with and at-risk for kidney disease and their caregivers, this report summarizes the discussion and calls to action arising from AKF's inaugural PAI Summit held in April 2023.

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Reimagining kidney care: from crisis to opportunity

Reimagining kidney care: from crisis to opportunity

A new white paper from AKF examines the crisis in chronic kidney disease and its enormous societal and economic burden. Using data from the U.S. Renal Data System, this analysis shows the significant opportunity for savings of more than $11 billion annually and provides three principles to guide policy action and create change. 

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AKF's advocacy and comment letters

Decisions made by Congress and federal and state government agencies affect the quality of care that kidney patients receive, the amount of available funding for kidney disease research, and a myriad of other factors that impact the kidney patient experience. The American Kidney Fund continuously monitors regulations, legislation and policy issues that may affect kidney patients and their families. 

AKF Living Donor Protection Report Card

Where Americans live can affect their ability to give the gift of life

AKF's State of the States: 2023 Living Donor Protection Report Card evaluates each state and the District of Columbia on how well their existing laws encourage living organ donation and reduce barriers for living donors.

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