GRANT CYCLE OPEN FOR INNOVATIONS IN KIDNEY PATIENT SAFETY AAKP CONTINUES NATIONAL EFFORTS IN PATIENT SAFETY

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TAMPA, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest and oldest fully independent kidney patient organization in America, announced the opening of the 2020 grant cycle for the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award. To apply for the award online, visit https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/jenny-kitsen-patient-safety-grant/ or for more information contact Erin Kahle, Director of Stakeholder Operations, AAKP Center for Patient Engagement & Advocacy, ekahle@aakp.org. Applications are due November 29, 2019.
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AAKP PREVIEWS DECADE OF THE KIDNEY AT 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MEETING; LEADERS IN KIDNEY MEDICINE AND ADVOCACY RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2019 AAKP PREVIEWS DECADE OF THE KIDNEY at 50 Year Anniversary Meeting; LEADERS IN KIDNEY MEDICINE AND ADVOCACY RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) celebrated its 50 Year Anniversary as the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the USA with their highest attended National Patient Meeting and awards program in over ten years. The meeting, entitled Driving Innovation & Changing the Status Quo, was held in Washington D.C., September 6-8, 2019.
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TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT MEETING LANDS ON CAPITOL HILL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2019 TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT MEETING LANDS ON CAPITOL HILL AAKP CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH CALL FOR KIDNEY CARE CHOICE Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will hold its 50th Anniversary and National Patient Meeting next month, on September 6-8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1969 by kidney patients, AAKP is the largest fully independent kidney patient organization in America.
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AAKP LEADERSHIP STATEMENT: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND ADVANCING THE AMERICAN KIDNEY HEALTH INITIATIVE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2019 Washington, D.C. - “AAKP, America’s largest and oldest fully independent kidney patient advocacy organization, enthusiastically endorses President Donald Trump and his health policy team in their bold and bipartisan efforts to fully empower kidney patient consumers and save kidney patient lives through greater care choice and innovations aimed at preventing and better managing kidney diseases.
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KIDNEY PATIENTS AND THE GW SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES HOST INAUGURAL GLOBAL SUMMIT FOCUSED ON INNOVATIONS IN KIDNEY CARE

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American Association of Kidney Patients and GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences Welcome Global Leaders to present on innovations in patient-centered kidney care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 8, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) are pleased to announce a major kidnedisease education collaboration, the Global Summit on Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care. The Global Summit takes place May 21-23, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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Statements From The American Association Of Kidney Patients – Response To HHS Secretary Alex Azar Remarks On Kidney Care

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:March 5, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION:Deborah PelaezMarketing and Communications Manager(800) 749-AAKP; dpelaez@aakp.org STATEMENTS FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS RESPONSE TO HHS SECRETARY ALEX AZAR REMARKS ON KIDNEY CARE Washington, D.C. In response to March 4, 2019 remarks delivered by Secretary Alex Azar in Washington, D.C. at the Kidney Patient Summit, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) provides the following statements.
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THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS ANNOUNCES JENNY KITSEN PATIENT SAFETY AWARD RECIPIENT FOR GRANT CYCLE 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 19, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION:Deborah PelaezMarketing and Communications Manager(800) 749-AAKPdpealez@aakp.org THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS ANNOUNCES JENNY KITSEN PATIENT SAFETY AWARD RECIPIENT FOR GRANT CYCLE 2019 TAMPA, FLA – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is pleased to announce the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition as the recipient of its 2019 Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award.
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Kidney Professionals Named as 2019 Medal of Excellence Award Winners

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR MORE INFORMATION:Deborah PelaezMarketing and Communications Manager(800) 749-AAKPdpealez@aakp.org KIDNEY PROFESSIONALS NAMED AS 2019 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS America’s Largest Independent Kidney Patient Organization Recognizes Top Professionals January 17, 2019–Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), America’s largest independent, patient-lead kidney advocacy organization, has announced recipients of its 2019 Medal of Excellence.
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Labor Secretary Acosta Earns Patient Praise For Organ Donor Job Protections

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For Immediate Release August 31, 2018–Washington, D.C.:  The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) today thanked U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta for his leadership and bold action to protect the job security of courageous Americans who wish to take time off from their jobs to donate their organs to patients in need of life-saving transplants.  The Department of Labor issued a formal opinion letter stating that Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
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Kidney Policy Summit Elevates Innovation Over Status Quo

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT:Deborah Pelaez(800) 749-AAKP / dpelaez@aakp.org AAKP Convenes Capitol Hill Meeting with Broad Range of Key Policy Influencers September 29, 2018–WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) hosted its Inaugural Public Policy Summit entitled The Transformation of American Kidney Care, on September 28 – 29, 2018 at The Hall of States Building in Washington, D.C., a few steps from the U.S. Congress.
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