ASN Policy Priorities

Investing in kidney research is crucial to improving clinical outcomes of Americans with kidney disease and the cost-effectiveness of kidney care.

Please bolster kidney research funding by an additional $1.5 billion ($150 million over 10 years) for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Every day ASN volunteers and staff address the most critical issues in healthcare on behalf of patients with kidney disease and the professionals who advance their care. Learn more about issues at the top of ASN's priority list here. These priorities include pushing forward the Living Donor Protection Act, helping legislators understand why more funding for kidney research is vital to improving care, and crafting policies that will improve care of patients with chronic diseases.