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Kidney Care Partners Applauds the Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney coalition comprised of physician groups, providers, patient advocacy groups, manufacturers and researchers, today applauded the U.S. Senate approval of Xavier Becerra as the new Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “The nation’s kidney community stands ready to work collaboratively with…

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STAT News

Dialysis clinics should be able to vaccinate their patients on site

One year after Covid-19 was declared a national emergency in the United States, and with more than 525,000 Americans having lost their lives to it so far, the country is finally beginning to make progress toward getting a handle on this terrible pandemic, thanks to the distribution of several highly effective vaccines. The vaccine distribution system seems to…

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MedPage Today

Op-Ed: Kidney Disease Is Deadlier Than Ever

As one of the most devastating healthcare crises in modern history, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated our nation’s ongoing battle with another deadly disease: kidney disease. In this past year, we’ve seen clear evidence that the millions of individuals with kidney disease are at much higher risk for contracting the novel coronavirus, being hospitalized, and…

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Calling for Increased Protections for Individuals with Kidney Disease Impacted by COVID-19, Nation’s Kidney Care Community Announces 2021 Priorities on World Kidney Day

WASHINGTON – 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 announced its strategic policy priorities for 2021. Recognizing both the historic challenges imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, as well as the diverse spectrum…

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Nation’s Kidney Care Community: Allow Nation’s Dialysis Facilities Ability to Administer Vaccines to Vulnerable Kidney Patients

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 – has recently sent letters to congressional leaders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting that COVID-19 vaccines be sent directly to dialysis facilities for…

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MedPage Today

Dialysis Centers: Give Us a Chance at COVID Vaccination

With a vulnerable population, centralized care, and a strong system in place for other shots, dialysis providers argue that they should be part of the early rollout with higher prioritization for their patients. Click here to read the full article on the MedPage Today website.

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MedPage Today

We Must Prioritize Vaccinations for CKD Patients — Their elevated risk makes it life or death

As vaccines roll out, the threat of COVID-19 continues to loom large over those with kidney disease, especially for the millions of Americans living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and kidney transplants. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us in the medical community to confront a disease where we have…

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KCP Statement on the Coronavirus Relief Package

A statement from John P. Butler, chair of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) and president & CEO of Akebia Therapeutics, regarding the coronavirus relief package: “Kidney Care Partners commends bipartisan members of Congress for recognizing the critical need to ensure that individuals living with kidney transplants can continue to access life-saving medications indefinitely to preserve their…

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Kidney Community to Administration, Congress: Make Sure Vulnerable Patients Are Among the First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC and Public Health Experts State that Patients with Kidney Disease Have Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19 Disease WASHINGTON, DC (November 25, 2020) – 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 urged the Trump Administration…

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American Journal of Managed Care

The Kidney Community Advances Innovative Solutions and Improves Patient Care—Even During a National Pandemic Crisis

Authors from the American Society of Nephrology and Kidney Care Partners discuss the response of the kidney care community to the COVID-19 pandemic. As health professionals and medical researchers raced to understand the wide-reaching effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), kidney professionals have taken on more, transformed treatment, and made critical improvements to a system…

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