Kidney disease—one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States—is the fastest-growing noncommunicable disease in the country. There are 37 million Americans living with it and millions more who are at risk. Of the Americans with kidney disease, 785,000 are living with kidney failure (end-stage renal disease, or ESRD), a life-altering condition that comes with enormous physical and emotional burdens.
The consequences of kidney disease and kidney failure fall more heavily on historically underserved communities of color and rural communities:
On June 16, 2021, Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup introduced H.R. 3893, the Coordination, Accountability, Research, and Equity (CARE) for All Kidneys Act of 2021. The American Kidney Fund worked closely with the bill sponsors on this important bill which would implement interventions to better understand and manage kidney disease in communities of color, rural communities, and other underserved communities nationwide.
This goal would be accomplished by:
This bill is a crucial first step in addressing our nation’s growing need to prevent and address kidney disease. Please contact your U.S. Representative today and ask them to cosponsor this important piece of legislation.
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Please cosponsor H.R. 3893, The Coordination, Accountability, Research, and Equity (CARE) for All Kidneys Act of 2021
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