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.
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AAKP PREVIEWS DECADE OF THE KIDNEY AT 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MEETING; LEADERS IN KIDNEY MEDICINE AND ADVOCACY RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS

Participants were invited to offer recommendations for the AAKP initiated Decade of the Kidney™, a ten-year national and international effort starting in 2020 designed to intensify the focus of policy-makers, researchers and the private sector on a broad, patient-focused agenda targeting kidney diseases, new care innovations and an aggressive expansion of patient care choice. AAKP unveiled Decade of the Kidney™ at its June 20, 2019 National Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Interest in Decade of the Kidney™ has accelerated since both President Donald Trump’s signing of the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health and AAKP’s accompanying joint statement of support for the Trump Administration’s kidney actions by AAKP leaders, President Richard Knight and Chair of Policy and Global Affairs, Paul T. Conway.

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dations for the AAKP initiated Decade of the Kidney™, a ten-year national and international effort starting in 2020 designed to intensify the focus of policy-makers, researchers and the private sector on a broad, patient-focused agenda targeting kidney diseases, new care innovations and an aggressive expansion of patient care choice.
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TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT MEETING LANDS ON CAPITOL HILL

Richard Knight, AAKP President and a kidney transplant recipient, stated “If you are a kidney patient or the loved one of a kidney patient anywhere; this event is a unique opportunity to listen, meet and talk to some of the top experts in America about kidney disease prevention, transplantation, and dialysis care. It’s also an opportunity to be part of history as AAKP will highlight the goals of the recently announced Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health and share how patients can and should play a role in the long-term success of this milestone initiative.”

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Richard Knight, AAKP President and a kidney transplant recipient, stated “If you are a kidney patient or the loved one of a kidney patient anywhere; this event is a unique opportunity to listen, meet and talk to some of the top experts in America about kidney disease prevention, transplantation, and dialysis care.
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AAKP LEADERSHIP STATEMENT: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND ADVANCING THE AMERICAN KIDNEY HEALTH INITIATIVE

Today’s announcement on Advancing the American Kidney Health Initiative is smart policy that benefits patients and taxpayers alike and marks the start of what AAKP has termed The Decade of the Kidney – an era that will be remembered for kidney precision medicine, greater access to kidney transplantation and less organ discards, the first artificial implantable kidneys and a departure from the default reliance on burdensome and highly antiquated in-center kidney dialysis care

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Today’s announcement on Advancing the American Kidney Health Initiative is smart policy that benefits patients and taxpayers alike and marks the start of what AAKP has termed The Decade of the Kidney - an era that will be remembered for kidney precision medicine, greater access to kidney transplantation and less organ
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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)
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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.
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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)
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