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Priority #1: INTERVENE EARLIER to prevent, diagnose, coordinate care, and educate. The scope of early intervention is so expansive that it touches every aspect of kidney health.

Embracing early intervention and emphasizing health over end-stage treatment, ASN's initiative, “We’re United 4 Kidney Health,” is both a roadmap and rallying cry of how, together, we can build the bridge to a new world without kidney diseases. 

Under a five-year cooperative agreement awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, ASN, along with six other member subspeciality societies, will help improve adult immunization rates for high-risk adults.

An update from ASN Executive Vice President Tod Ibrahim on engaging future members of the kidney care team and scientists and advancing kidney health and research.

In a recent letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), ASN submitted comments on a proposed rule concerning the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices (ETC) Model.  

In a recent letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget, ASN offered an overview of the current state of inequities and disparities in kidney diseases and emphasized four areas for consideration when evaluating agency policies and actions. 

Office of the President, American Society of Nephrology

An unprecedented collaboration between the White House, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Society of Nephrology, and dialysis organizations across the United States resulted in this historic action.

In support of increasing living donation, especially living kidney donation for people with kidney failure, ASN applauds today’s reintroduction of the Living Donor Protection Act of 2021 by Representatives Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Jaime Herrera-Beulter (R-WA), and Senators Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR).  

The next 10 years have been dubbed the "decade of the kidney." To realize this promise, we must improve care, expand research, and bolster education by 2030. The first step is recognizing the urgent need to translate innovation into reality for the more than 850 million people worldwide with kidney diseases, kidney failure, and kidney transplants.

Every member of the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health is excited to help elevate care, drive breakthroughs and innovation, educate and inform, and propel policies that create momentous changes in kidney health. To accomplish these goals and others, ASN and the rest of the alliance will:

1. Launch the ASN Health Justice Committee to address health disparities and influence social determinants of health in populations at risk for and overburdened with kidney diseases.