The policy efforts of the Center for Health Action and Policy (CHAP) bring together the best clinical, scientific, legislative, and regulatory minds to better address the challenges of chronic illness. Working with local, state, and federal governmental agencies, CHAP seeks to create new and better solutions to issues such as:
- Improving access to healthcare
- Integrating healthcare services
- Improving drug policies
- Reducing health disparities
- Achieving greater value in health care spending, not merely reduction of costs
- Timely, but appropriate use of new technologies
- Improving health promotion and disease prevention practices
CHAP hosts roundtables and symposiums to bring together experts with diverse backgrounds, including patient activists, to discuss the unique challenges facing kidney disease patients.
Previous roundtables include:
- Health Literacy and Renal Disease: Promoting Prevention and Achieving Improved Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Mental Health as it Relates to Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease
- Nutrition and Renal Disease: What can we do to improve outcomes in individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease?
- Organ Donation and Access to Transplantation
- “New Models of Care for the Prevention and Better Management of Kidney Disease: Saving Lives, Improving Quality, Reducing Costs”