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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.

How your voice is heard

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.

At Parliament House, Canberra on World Kidney Day, Thursday 9th March 2023, we launched a ground-breaking new report that highlights the issues and solutions. Kidney Health Australia commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to prepare a report on the economic cost of chronic kidney disease in Australia in 2021 and the return on investment that could be achieved through early detection and best practice management of CKD. The report was prepared by Deloitte Access Economics throughout 2022 in collaboration with Kidney Health Australia and consultation with ANZDATA, AIHW and members of Kidney Health Australia’s PEAK group. Learn more here.

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:

  • First Nations Australians
  • those that live in rural and remote regions in Australia
  • young people who are affected by kidney disease.

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.

Key Advocacy Platforms

Kidney Health Special Interest Groups and Consumer Engagement Program

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.

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