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The U.S. Division of Veterans Affairs (VA) introduced right now it’s partnering with the nonprofit The American Kidney Fund (AKF) to assist veterans recognized with kidney illness dwell more healthy lives.
The VA-AKF collaboration augments present VA packages and companies that assist veterans via early identification of kidney illness and referral for applicable remedy.
“Our objective is to make sure our veterans are conscious of the sources wanted to grasp, handle and assist deal with kidney illness,” mentioned VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This alliance improves veterans’ entry to kidney illness sources, packages and assist, and gives data on VA advantages to these recognized with or who’re in danger for creating the illness.”
Moreover, veterans may have entry to webinars, consciousness campaigns and occasions to extend their consciousness of threat elements, causes, issues and coverings of kidney illness and related circumstances.
The prevalence of continual kidney illness within the veteran inhabitants is greater than within the common inhabitants. Kidney illness impacts about 1 in 6 veterans, together with greater than 40,000 VA-enrolled veterans who’re recognized with kidney failure, generally known as finish stage renal illness, who depend on dialysis or a kidney transplant to outlive.
VA employs greater than 200 nephrologists who specialize within the care of sufferers with kidney illness and has a complete analysis portfolio aimed toward stopping and enhancing the remedy of continual kidney illness. Via the partnership with AKF, VA can even share publicly obtainable knowledge with AKF for medical analysis.
“By working collectively, AKF and VA will leverage one another’s strengths to handle the distinctive challenges veterans face in managing their kidney well being,” mentioned LaVarne Burton, AKF president and CEO. “Via offering academic supplies and packages from prevention via transplant, we goal to enhance the standard of life for the 1000’s of veterans in danger for or residing with kidney illness.”
AKF, based in 1971, works on behalf of the 37 million Individuals residing with kidney illness, and the tens of millions extra in danger, to offer packages that tackle early detection, illness administration, monetary help, medical analysis, innovation and advocacy.
For extra data on this or different partnerships, go to VA’s Workplace of Group Engagement at www.va.gov/healthpartnerships/ index.asp.
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