Snapshots from our World Kidney Day Advocacy Event

By Jessica N., Director of Public Affairs

For World Kidney Day, more than 75 dialysis community advocates traveled to Washington, DC to raise awareness about kidney disease issues on Capitol Hill. Check out some great photos from the three-day event below. If you click on any picture you can see a large version.

DPC Executive Director Hrant Jamgochian opens up the Issue Briefing at the Advocacy Day Training Session.

DPC Executive Director Hrant Jamgochian opens up the Issue Briefing at the Advocacy Day Training Session.

Jean Moody-Williams, Director of the Quality Improvement Group at CMS, discusses quality improvement strategies for the Medicare ESRD Program.

Jean Moody-Williams, Director of the Quality Improvement Group at CMS, discusses quality improvement strategies for the Medicare ESRD Program.

Dialysis community advocates strategize with Capitol Hill group members.

Dialysis community advocates strategize with Capitol Hill group members.

Advocates get to know each other during the Advocacy Day Training Session.

Advocates get to know each other during the Advocacy Day Training Session.

Christopher from Soapbox gives a fun and interactive Advocate training session.

Christopher from Soapbox gives a fun and interactive Advocate training session.

Team Kansas gets ready for their Capitol Hill meetings.

Team Kansas gets ready for their Capitol Hill meetings.

The whole DPC Team ready for their Capitol Hill day on a chilly March morning.

The whole DPC Team ready for their Capitol Hill day on a chilly March morning.

What a good looking bunch of dialysis community advocates!

What a good looking bunch of dialysis community advocates!

The Texas/North Carolina group waiting for their first meeting.

The Texas/North Carolina group waiting for their first meeting.

Dialysis advocates from California meet with Congressman Valadao.

Dialysis advocates from California meet with Congressman Valadao.

Congressman Barrow meets with advocates from the State of Georgia.

Congressman Barrow meets with advocates from the State of Georgia.

Advocates from Virginia and Maryland in the Russell Rotunda.

Advocates from Virginia and Maryland in the Russell Rotunda.

Team Alabama before their meeting with Senator Sessions.

Team Alabama before their meeting with Senator Sessions.

Comments

  1. This was such an amazing event and I was truly blessed to be a part of it! Let’s continue the great work and reach out to our senators in support of the Comprehensive Coverage of Immunosuppressive Drugs! Sage, thanks for updating the action link 🙂
    #advocate #awareness

  2. It was an honor and pleasure to have participated in the 2013 World Kidney Day in D.C. as an advocate for dialysis patients nationwide and for my home state of Texas. Thanks for inviting me. Anything I can do, let me know.

  3. Devon and Meshia it was a pleasure meeting you both in person at the fly-in and we will certainly keep you both in the loop. I will pass your kind words on to the rest of the staff.

    -Tony

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