AAKP has prided itself on being the independent voice of the patient since 1969. As the times changed, AAKP has continued that mission through a variety of different of mediums that kept the voice of the patient alive and heard across America. AAKP’s patient voice can heard in a variety of different social media streams, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube: Facebook:
Facebook is used for a variety of communications including upcoming events, education briefs, basic announcements and a general way for AAKP to interact with you in a community setting. We enjoy reading your comments, answering your questions and receiving your feedback on how we can serve the Kidney Community better. Please like our page and get involved in the conversations. Post a picture, send us an article, or just say hi!
AAKP’s Twitter is used for short, brief communications to inform you about our advocacy, education, and upcoming events. If you like to find things things fast, we commonly use the following hashtags #AAKP, #AAKPforpatients, #kidneypatients, #kidneydisease, #CKD, #ESRD, #kidney. Follow our page, tweet your questions – we will definitely reply back. LinkedIn:
AAKP’s LinkedIn page is the professional social media page for AAKP. Here you will find the latest information on our advocacy efforts in Washington, grants and fundraising accomplishments, and our upcoming speaking engagements involving our leadership team. Please follow our page on LinkedIn to hear more about the movement and steps we are taking to be the voice of the patient in our Capitol. Instagram:
Our Instagram page is full of fun and interesting pictures to get your through your day. We have some pictures of our events, some inspirational quotes, and as time goes on, we will be adding more pictures of recipes, helpful tips, and of course – YOU! Our kidney community! Follow us and watch our page grow right along with the community. Pinterest:
Are you looking for a place to get lost in for a couple hours? Well Pinterest is the place for you! AAKP’s pinterest page has a little something for everyone. If you are looking for renal diet recipes, inspirational quotes, information on dialysis – follow us, like one of our boards, and start pinning! Each week, we will add new material and create new boards based on your suggestions. Let us know what you would like to see!
Did You Know?
AAKP has a national award program designed to recognize the expanded power and impact social media, patient engagement and patient advocacy are having on public policy and health care delivery. Through these awards, AAKP plans to recognize and expand the number of key influencers working to inform all Americans about kidney disease, individuals and institutions advancing the health interests of kidney patients and patient leaders who mobilize fellow kidney patients to make an impact on future health outcomes. The awards are an initiative under the AAKP Center for Patient Engagement and Advocacy, a new center dedicated to providing online advocacy tools, social media training, certification for patient advocates and links to federal agency patient engagement opportunities. Click here to see the latest Social Media Award Winners.