Policy Ambassador Program

As part of ASN’s goal of increasing congressional support for its policy priorities, the society will launch a new Ambassador Program this year. Starting with three or four ASN members appointed by the ASN Public Policy Board, the Ambassadors will work with their congressional districts and congressional representatives to raise awareness about kidney disease in their home districts and advance ASN’s policy priorities in Congress.

Those efforts will include tours of dialysis centers and research facilities with the ambassadors’ congressional representatives, newspaper op-eds, and letters of support for ASN priorities like federal funding for kidney research, legislative and regulatory remedies to address kidney health disparities, and other efforts to provide the highest quality care for patients with kidney disease.

The ambassadors and congressional representatives who participate in the program will receive personal and public recognition for their contributions. ASN looks forward to sharing information about the first ambassadors and participating congressional representatives in upcoming issues of Kidney News.