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About Us


Kidney Care Partners (KCP) was founded in May of 2003 as a coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers, and manufacturers dedicated to working together to improve quality of care for individuals living with kidney diseases.



A Framework for Improving Renal Disease Support & Treatments

Kidney Care FIRST is a broad look at how we can dramatically improve kidney care nationwide, save lives, and achieve potentially billions of dollars in savings to our healthcare system.


More than 88K Americans are currently waiting for a kidney transplant.

Nearly 500K Americans are currently on dialysis.

More than 700K Americans are living with kidney failure (ESRD).

More than 124K Americans are diagnosed with kidney failure each year.

More than 30M Americans are living with chronic kidney disease.


Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Patients need cohesive health care coverage to cope with kidney disease

From the perspective of policy makers, patient advocates and health care providers, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure present the following series of important questions: How do we, as a nation, tackle the economic and physical implications of a health care epidemic that when undiagnosed or left untreated, results in loss of vital organ function…

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Kidney Care Community Encouraged by New USRDS Data, Stresses the Need for Continued Improvement

The latest United States Renal Data System (USRDS) report underscores the need to expand education and early detection efforts to improve health outcomes WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care multi-stakeholder coalition representing patient advocates, physician organizations, health professional groups, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers – today expressed optimism that…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Awareness and prevention needed to slow progression of CKD

It is a sad fact that – even as prevalent as kidney disease has become in the United States – many Americans have no idea that, albeit silently, their kidney function is deteriorating. As we know, there are often few obvious, outward signs. Genetics and race play a role; but whereas people might be aware…

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