Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: AKF programs

Coming full circle in my journey with kidney disease and AKF

Author: Amelia Rowniewski  |  Posted:

Amelia, 15, attended The Hope Affair in 2012 as that year's Calendar Kids Art Contest winner. She was inspired by the speeches she heard that night and vowed to fight kidney disease when she got older. Fast forward to 2020—Amelia is now an AKF Ambassador and she'll also be introducing this year's Calendar Kids Art Contest winner at The Hope Affair on Wednesday. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Living with kidney disease, Stories

Adapting to the new normal: AKF’s Kidney Action Days transform into Kidney Action Week

Author: Carlos Aparicio  |  Posted:

Taking place from September 14-18, the free, weeklong event will feature virtual activities that anyone can participate in from the safety of their home. The event will include healthy cooking demonstrations, education sessions led by experts, fitness demonstrations, Ask a Nephrologist and Ask a Dietitian Q&A sessions, and other opportunities for participants to interact with AKF and share information. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Education, AKF programs, Kidney Action Day, Healthy eating, Healthy living

Natural disasters can be life-threatening for dialysis patients

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

In 2017 we saw the devastating effects of hurricanes on dialysis patients in Texas, Puerto Rico and other affected areas. Now, as Hurricane Florence begins its assault on the Carolinas, we’re again prepared to help. Mike Spigler, AKF’s vice president of patients services and kidney disease education, explains the special challenges that dialysis patients face during a natural disaster. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease

Diabetes education and kidney health: Coaching to prevent kidney disease

Author: Debra Nell Williams, M.D.  |  Posted:

The American Kidney Fund has partnered with the TMF Health Quality Institute to incorporate kidney disease education into Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) classes taught by diabetes health educators using AKF’s Kidney Health Coach program. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Health Coach, Education, AKF programs, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
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