ASN is in favor of projects that improve clinical outcomes, result in new therapies and tools, and establish a culture of research readiness. The society has endeavored to improve the healthcare infrastructure by advocating for additional financial support for teaching hospitals and academic medical centers. 

ASN also supports funding proposals for research that will advance resilience and preparedness and help kidney patients during future emergencies. The society has asked Congress to appropriate $100 million in emergency supplemental funding for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to learn more about the causes of kidney injury in COVID-19 patients and develop strategies for delivering care. 

The following articles relate to initiatives and activities that align with ASN’s efforts to identify, prioritize, and advocate for policies that promote the highest quality patient care, increased funding for research, and a commitment to medical education funding for kidney diseases on the federal legislative, regulatory, and profession-sanctioned levels.