We advocate on behalf of the community across a number of issues that support our vision of a future where every Australian can enjoy good kidney health.
We speak out for our community across all levels of government. We seek meaningful change by calling for improvements to existing policies, developing new ideas, adopting innovation, and representing the 'voice' of those with kidney disease – especially when things aren’t working.
We highlight the need for more attention and investment in tackling chronic kidney disease. This spans funding and partnerships, as well as professional education of the medical and clinical community.
In 2018, we were commissioned by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health to develop The National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease. A crucial part of our work is ensuring the recommendations are implemented.
As well, we advocate for the most vulnerable in our community, including:
We push for the provision of equitable health care for all Australians, culturally appropriate care, and strong and effective representation. Read more in our patient charter.
The Kidney Health Australia Special Interest Groups and Consumer Engagement Program aims to amplify the voices of people living with kidney disease, and foster support and improvements in treatment and care. Find out more.