Category: Advocacy

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Orlando, FL October 1st, 2019 – National Kidney Foundation of Florida’s (NKFF) strong financial health and commitment to accountabilityand transparency haveearned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second time that The National Kidney Foundation of Floridahas earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity […]

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Center of Disease Control and Prevention:  Most People with CKD Still Don’t Know They Have It

Center of Disease Control and Prevention: Most People with CKD Still Don’t Know They Have It

The higher estimate in the number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease, versus statistics reported in previous years, is due to several factors including an aging population and increased prevalence of risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension, according to the CDC. Approximately 90 percent of people who have CKD are not even aware […]

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Patient Spotlight:  Steve Bieritz, Kidney Recipient, Cocoa Beach Walk Chair

Patient Spotlight: Steve Bieritz, Kidney Recipient, Cocoa Beach Walk Chair

We recently sat down with Steve Biertz, a Kidney Recipient and Chair for the Cocoa Beach Kidney Walk Committee, to learn more about his personal kidney transplant experience: “My kidney issues seemed to have started in 1982 when, following a tennis game, my knees swelled up along with my ankles. After seeing my Doctor, he […]

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A Big Day, a Big Plan

Credit: https://nkfadvocacy.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/a-big-day-a-big-plan/ Day one of the Kidney Patient Summit began with a Facebook Live event featuring Kidney Advocacy Committee (KAC) member Ewo Harrell talking with NKF Senior Director of Health Policy Tonya Saffer. The video was viewed over 4,000 times on its first day. This was followed by KAC breaking off into groups to strategize […]

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