Professionals and research

We have long recognized the link between professional/medical education and the provision of quality health care and the improvement of clinical outcomes. Our continuing education programs address the learning needs and interests of the members of the health care team across the spectrum of kidney disease care and prevention. We support clinical research focused on improving patient outcomes through our Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellowships, and we are building a network of Kidney Health Coach educators who can reach deep into communities to empower those at risk for kidney disease to prevent it.

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Become a Kidney Health Coach

Kidney Health Coach is AKF's free, community health education program. The online Kidney Health Coach training course provides information about preventing, managing and treating kidney disease, as well as living a healthy lifestyle through a series of four modules.

To become a Kidney Health Coach, all you have to do is complete our short online course. After successful completion, you will obtain a certificate of completion. Continuing education (CE) credits are available at no-cost to eligible health care professionals.

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Earn free CE credits with our online courses for professionals

We offer a range of online continuing education courses designed for health care professionals caring for patients with, and at risk for, chronic kidney disease. All of our online courses are free and are accredited for continuing education credits by professional health care associations. 

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Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program

Since 1988, we have been funding clinical research in nephrology with the goal of improving the quality of care provided to kidney patients. Some of nephrology's brightest scholars are former Clinical Scientist in Nephrology (CSN) Program fellows.

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View and share monthly educational webinars

AKF hosts free, monthly educational webinars to help you and your loved ones learn more about living well with kidney disease. These live webinars are led by kidney disease experts feature a discussion about a different topic each month.