LaVarne A. Burton
President and Chief Executive Officer
The American Kidney Fund's vision is a world without kidney disease. Until that day comes, we believe that every kidney patient should have access to health care, and every person at risk for kidney disease should be empowered to prevent it. We carry out our mission—fighting kidney disease and helping people live healthier lives—with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through post-transplant living.
Verici Dx is proud to partner with AKF in support of their programs in prevention, early detection, disease management, clinical research, innovation, and advocacy.
Verici Dx CEO, Sara Barrington, spends some time with AKF President and Chief Executive Officer, Lavarne A Burton, to discuss the patient community and innovation of AKF
INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND
WHAT IS THE PATIENT FOCUS?
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
WHAT IS AKF'S ROLE IN TRANSPLANT?
HOW WILL PRIVATE AND NONPROFIT COMPANIES WORK TOGETHER?
HEALTHCARE EQUITY IN KIDNEY DISEASE
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND EDUCATION
THE KIDNEY COMMUNITY AND ADDRESSING KIDNEY DISEASE
WHAT IS AKF'S PRIMARY ROLE?
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO IMPROVE EDUCATION OF RISK?
HOME DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION
DISCUSSING CLINICAL TRIALS
WHAT IS THE HOPE AFFAIR?
AKF has long recognized the link between professional/medical education and the provision of quality health care and the improvement of clinical outcomes. Our continuing education programs address the learning needs and interests of the members of the health care team across the spectrum of kidney disease care and prevention. We support clinical research focused on improving patient outcomes through our Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellowships, and we are building a network of Kidney Health Educators who can reach deep into communities to empower those at risk for kidney disease to prevent it.
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