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Northwest Kidney Council

Partnership for quality, safety and access to care

Who We Are

The Northwest Kidney Council (NWKC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safety and access to quality care for the kidney community in Oregon and Washington. The Council was founded in 2019 as a coalition supporting patient advocates, health care professionals, care providers and researchers committed to shaping smart policy for individuals battling kidney disease in the Northwest.

Patient-Centered Approach

The Northwest Kidney Council recognizes that access to optimal care not only increases a patient’s quality of life, but also prevents long-term complications and decreases hospitalizations. Learn more about issues important to the Northwest kidney community. 

37,000,000

Americans live with chronic kidney disease

Get the Facts

661,000

Americans battle end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

500,000

Individuals across the nation are on dialysis