The AAKP National Patient Meeting brings together patients, health care professionals and academic experts and friends of the kidney community for education and camaraderie. Attendees walk away from this event armed with the knowledge to be active members of their health care team.
The AAKP HealthLine is a webinar-based program (with the conference call option still available for those without a computer) that conveniently educates patients and their family members on a variety of important health care topics from the comfort of their home or office. HealthLine addresses many issues patients with kidney disease face such as diet/nutrition, mention/social/emotional health, medication management, renal replacement treatment options, co-morbid conditions kidney patients cope with such as hyperparathyroidism, bone disease, anemia, heart disease, and much more.
Kidney Beginnings: A Patient’s Guide to Living with Kidney Disease is an interactive website that provides patients with the information they need to take control of their healthcare and do what is necessary to preserve and protect their kidney function. The website addresses the concerns of those at risk for kidney disease and their family members. You’ll find information on how the kidneys work, diabetes, hypertension, various medical tests, emotional issues, common medications and much more.
The AAKP myHealth is an online application that allows you to store your personal medical information.
The AAKP Medal of Excellence is a prestigious award honoring renal professionals who have dedicated their career to improving the lives of kidney patients. The Medal of Excellence truly signifies a health care professional’s involvement, professional achievements, contributions and accomplishments within the renal community. The award is open to physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians and dialysis technicians.
Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Lecture Endowment
The AAKP has accepted an endowment from the Network of New England Board of Directors to establish the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award and continue the patient safety work of the non-profit organization led by Jenny Kitsen. The Award will fund an annual lecture or presentation that advances patient safety by exploring innovation in health systems management.