2020’s Kidney Policy Advances Create Momentum for More

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The year 2020 was an incredibly difficult one for the world, the nation, and the kidney community. In facing significant and new challenges, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) shifted policy priorities to reflect the changing environment while still advocating for kidney patients and the kidney care professionals treating them and conducting research on their behalf. Pivoting traditional in-person congressional office visits with the ASN Policy and Advocacy Committee and the ASN Quality Committee to virtual ones, ASN delivered key policy messages to influence both coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) stimulus packages and the annual appropriations process.

After months of