Expanding Research and Enhancing Coordination

KCP supports improving the understanding of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through expanded research and coordination. The legislation seeks to expand and enhance the current research efforts related to Chronic Kidney Disease. First, it would require the GAO to assess the adequacy of federal funding for CKD research relative to the expenditures for CKD care and identifying gaps in research. Second, it would require improved coordination among the various federal agencies conducting CKD research by requiring the development of a strategic plan. Third, it would require the Secretary to conduct a study to better understand the progression of kidney disease and treatment of kidney failure in minority populations.