Organizations and Websites
NATIONAL KIDNEY DISEASE ORGANIZATIONS
American Association of Kidney Patients
For more than 40 years, AAKP has advocated for improved access to high-quality health care for patients and family members affected by kidney disease. Their website offers educational resources and patient support services.
American Kidney Fund
AKF provides treatment-related financial assistance to people in the U.S. who are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Their website includes financial and educational resources and a toll free helpline.
DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of dialysis services in the U.S. Their comprehensive website is a portal to extensive information and tools for kidney patients. Offerings include access to instructor-led kidney education classes in communities, online training for kidney patients and caregivers, insurance and financial management and support, information on treatment options and emergency services, and meal planning tools, and cookbooks.
DaVita Village Trust
DaVita Village Trust is an independent, nonprofit organization formed to increase awareness of kidney disease through public education and to promote screening programs designed to prevent or delay the progression of CKD to kidney failure. Visit their website for free education and screening programs.
Fistula First’s website includes information and resources about vascular access management for patients and healthcare professionals.
Fresenius Medical Care is a leading network of dialysis facilities and producer of dialysis equipment, as well as a supplier of renal pharmaceuticals. Their patient care website provides kidney education, access to dialysis services, information on disaster response planning, and numerous patient resources related to living a healthy lifestyle with kidney disease.
National Kidney Disease Education Program
Established in 2000 by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NKDEP raises awareness among people at risk for CKD about the need to get tested; educates people with CKD on ways to manage their disease; and provides information, training, and tools that help healthcare professionals better identify, diagnose, and manage patients with kidney disease. Their website includes comprehensive information on the prevention, management, and treatment of CKD.
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is a leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease. It serves hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans who are at risk for kidney disease. Visit their website for family and caregiver resources.
The PKD Foundation, established more than 30 years ago, is a leader in the fight against polycystic kidney disease through research, education, advocacy, support and awareness. Their goal is to discover and deliver treatments and a cure for PKD.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR RELATED HEALTH CONDITIONS
American Diabetes Association
Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease. Learn about diabetes prevention and control as well as services this organization provides.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Proper diet is very important in the management of CKD. Learn ways to keep your kidneys healthy with a proper diet.
American Heart Association
Heart disease is a risk factor for kidney disease, and kidney disease accelerates heart disease and stroke. Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
National Diabetes Education Program
NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations. See all of the educational materials offered at their website.
TEXAS-BASED KIDNEY DISEASE ORGANIZATIONS
End-Stage Renal Disease Network of Texas, Inc.
ESRD Network 14 supports quality dialysis and kidney transplant health care through patient services, education, quality improvement, and data exchange.
Kidney Health Care Program
KHC helps Texans with end-stage renal disease get the healthcare services they need. Financial assistance is provided for eligible patients.
Long Live Texans
People are working around the state to reduce chronic disease and promote a lifetime of health for all Texans. See what’s going on in your community, and view the many resources found at this site.
State of Texas Kidney Foundation
The mission of this organization is to improve the health and well-being of people at risk or affected by kidney disease, through education, prevention and support, and by increasing organ donation and transplantation. The foundation offers free screenings for kidney disease and many community events.
Texas Department of State Health Services
The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section serves Texans by creating, promoting, and guiding public health programs across the lifespan to promote healthy lifestyles and educate, prevent, and manage chronic diseases. This website links to DSHS diabetes, cardiovascular and stroke, obesity, tobacco, and many other chronic disease programs.
Texas Renal Coalition
Established in 1995, the TRC is the leading kidney health advocacy organization in Texas.
TMF Health Quality Institute
TMF is the Quality Improvement Organization working to protect the rights of Medicare beneficiaries in Texas and improve the quality of healthcare in the state.
External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.