Advocacy

Learn about how we work with Congress, the administration, federal agencies and state governments to advance legislation and regulatory policies important to kidney patients and their families.

AKF Ambassadors at Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill - 2019

Be inspired by our Ambassadors

The American Kidney Fund's more than 17,000 Ambassadors make up our Advocacy Network, and the team plays an important role in our efforts to raise awareness of kidney disease and ensure that every kidney patient has access to quality health care.

We advocate on behalf of more than 810,000 Americans living with kidney failure, the 37 million Americans with kidney disease, and the millions more who are at risk. Our Ambassadors perform a vital role by influencing legislators and thought leaders so that public policy aims to improve the lives of kidney patients. Our Ambassadors also educate communities about kidney disease, its causes, and how to prevent it. Your voice is powerful!

Our accomplishments in 2021

Thank you to our AKF Ambassadors who make an important difference on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures and in your own community. Together, we fight for policies that improve the lives of kidney patients.

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    Emails sent to elected officials

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    Meetings with elected officials

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    State bills signed into law

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Join our Advocacy Network

There is strength in numbers. More than 17,000 passionate patients, family members, friends and kidney care professionals serve as AKF Ambassadors. Join our Advocacy Network and be a voice for kidney patients on Capitol Hill.