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Advancing American Kidney Health

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As part of the Administration’s focus on improving person-centered care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is advancing kidney health to revolutionize the way patients with chronic kidney disease and kidney failure are diagnosed, treated, and most importantly, live.  The initiatives discussed in this paper are designed to tackle the challenges people living with kidney disease face throughout the stages of kidney disease, while also improving the lives of patients, their caregivers, and family members.  The overall goals of these efforts are to:  reduce the risk of kidney failure; improve access to and quality of person-centered treatment options; and increase access to kidney transplants.

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