Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: AKF programs

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

AKF Advocates take to the Hill on World Kidney Day

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On World Kidney Day 2018, 24 kidney patients, caregivers and loved ones from 14 states joined the American Kidney Fund (AKF) on Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to protect living organ donors and ensure that low-income kidney patients continue to have access to health insurance, even if they need charitable assistance to afford it. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Advocacy and policy, News

Unsung heroes: Social workers’ tireless efforts help patients affected by hurricanes

Author: Mike Spigler  |  Posted:

When we visited Houston a few weeks after Hurricane Harvey’s extensive flooding left centers closed and damaged, and many patients unable to live in their homes, we heard heroic stories of social workers working around the clock to help their patients. We salute their efforts after the hurricane, as well as the loving care that they provide to dialysis patients day in and day out. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief

Fighting for the insurance rights of ESRD patients

Author: LaVarne A. Burton  |  Posted:

Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will investigate possible inappropriate efforts by providers of dialysis services to steer patients eligible for Medicare and Medicaid into insurance plans paid for by third parties. We think this is an important issue and we fully support the effort to make sure that there is no room for undue influence over patients in choosing their insurance. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Advocacy and policy, News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney failure
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