ASN and NKF announce Public Awareness Initiative for Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative

By ASN Staff

Today, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced a new partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to work on the new Public Awareness Initiative outlined in the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health. The goals are to enhance awareness of kidney disease, educate clinical professionals and spur innovation by entities serving the kidney disease community.

The collaboration will provide education about the risks of kidney disease and promote the early detection, treatment and management of kidney disease to improve patientasn logo small.jpg outcomes. This initiative will also share information to enhance awareness of the causes and consequences of kidney disease.

“One-third, or 33%, of the American public is at risk for developing kidney disease due to factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity and family history of kidney disease. It is critical to reach the undiagnosed so that, wherever possible, kidney disease can be stopped dead in its tracks before a patient progresses to kidney failure,” said Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and a kidney transplant patient.  “Reaching an estimated 80 million Americans at risk requires a broadscale effort and we are very pleased to partner with HHS and ASN on the Public Awareness Initiative, which will include a nationwide Kidney Risk Campaign™ over the coming months.”

“Aligning the reach and resources of ASN, NKF and HHS is a vital first step to realize the bold vision articulated in this initiative by addressing both awareness and action,” said Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, ASN President. “I am confidentnkf.jpg that through our combined efforts, we will raise the profile of kidney disease as a public health crisis, while simultaneously mobilizing the global community of patients, nephrologists, health professionals, innovators, and investors to rapidly advance innovative new approaches to prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney disease.”

For more information, see the ASN press release.

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Today, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced a new partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to work on the new Public Awareness Initiative outlined in the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health. The goals are to enhance awareness of kidney disease, educate clinical professionals and spur innovation by entities serving the kidney disease community.

The collaboration will provide education about the risks of kidney disease and promote the early detection, treatment and management of kidney disease to improve patientasn logo small.jpg outcomes. This initiative will also share information to enhance awareness of the causes and consequences of kidney disease.

“One-third, or 33%, of the American public is at risk for developing kidney disease due to factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity and family history of kidney disease. It is critical to reach the undiagnosed so that, wherever possible, kidney disease can be stopped dead in its tracks before a patient progresses to kidney failure,” said Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and a kidney transplant patient.  “Reaching an estimated 80 million Americans at risk requires a broadscale effort and we are very pleased to partner with HHS and ASN on the Public Awareness Initiative, which will include a nationwide Kidney Risk Campaign™ over the coming months.”

“Aligning the reach and resources of ASN, NKF and HHS is a vital first step to realize the bold vision articulated in this initiative by addressing both awareness and action,” said Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, ASN President. “I am confidentnkf.jpg that through our combined efforts, we will raise the profile of kidney disease as a public health crisis, while simultaneously mobilizing the global community of patients, nephrologists, health professionals, innovators, and investors to rapidly advance innovative new approaches to prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney disease.”

For more information, see the ASN press release.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019