News

March 18, 2019

By Megan Hashbarger, Director of Congressional and State Relations, Dialysis Patient Citizens

Dialysis Patients Citizen’s (DPC) mission is to improve dialysis citizens’ quality of life. As a result, we have played an important role in increasing patient access to: health insurance coverage, care coordination, medications and innovative therapies. While we work hard to improve public policies for patients, sometimes we are put on defense to protect our previous hard-fought victories.

March 11, 2019

By Jackson Williams, Director of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, Dialysis Patient Citizens

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) thanks everyone who completed its 2018 Patient Survey. It is another way to make your voices heard. We use our patient survey to get your input on current issues and to convey your opinions to policymakers in Washington, DC.

This year, our survey included questions on two recent developments in Washington:

February 25, 2019

As a reminder, the Advocacy Day application deadline is Thursday, February 28. If you haven't already applied, please consider doing so.

February 22, 2019

By Megan Hashbarger, Director of Congressional and State Relations, Dialysis Patient Citizens

February 19, 2019

Receiving dialysis treatment three times a week is critical to survival for the 70,000 patients in California with End-Stage Renal Disease, or kidney failure.

February 13, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for volunteers to participate in the All of Us program, which is a research initiative that tracks the health of U.S. participants. The initiative is not centered around a specific disease or population. Instead, it is intended to accelerate research and improve a large assortment of health conditions by evaluating the impact of lifestyle, environment and biological makeup on health and disease.

February 4, 2019
DPC currently seeks a California State Advocacy Manager which will be based in Sacramento, California. This person will represent the over 84,000 End State Renal Disease (ESRD) patients in California. This position will also work closely with our membership to help elevate the patient voice; and take on other activities as assigned.
January 31, 2019

As highlighted last month, Dialysis Patient Citizens would like to reiterate our gratitude for all of your efforts to elevate the patient voice with policy makers in 2018. To say thanks, we would like to invite you to apply for our 2019 Advocacy Day!

January 17, 2019
Part of the responsibility of advocating for your health is getting informed about and building relationships with your local lawmakers. The 2018 midterm elections brought in more than 100 new Representatives on January 3, 2019, many of whom have never held elected office. A lot of these new Members are women and minorities. Now is great time to start getting to know your local lawmakers to educate them on kidney disease and to share your story.
January 2, 2019

Treat yourself this year with the gift of free DPC membership.

One of the perks we offer our members is discounts on top brands. If you are planning to purchase a computer, rent a car, move to a new home, ship a package, print materials or buy office supplies, you could benefit from DPC membership.

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