Legislative Advocacy: Establishing the Nephrology Voice in the Political Arena

This activity reviews legislative issues, how policy is made, and the practical steps for professionals to influence the direction. 

Learning Objectives: 

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Describe the role of legislative advocacy.
  • Describe the different legislative channels that are available to address social change.
  • Identify key legislative issues that affect social welfare and public policy
  • Develop a proposal and create a template that can be utilized for presentation before an elected body.

Target Audience

  • Social Worker
  • Dietitian
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

Dietitian

The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

The activity is available for credit through July 26, 2019

Social Worker

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Provider #1014, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.

National Kidney Foundation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0064.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Method of Participation

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; complete the pre-test; complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours.

If you participated in the live symposium Legislative Advocacy:  Establishing the Nephrology Voice in the Political Arena on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
07/26/2017
Course expires: 
07/26/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Jessica Phipps, MSW, LSW
Regional Treatment Options Specialist
Fresenius Kidney Care - North America
Plainfield, NJ
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Jennifer McClain, MSW, LSW, NSW-C
Regional Lead Social Worker LA/NV
Fresenius Medical Care - Fire Mesa Dialysis
Las Vegas, NV
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Betty Brown, LMSW
Clinical Social Worker
Fresenius Medical Care 
Detroit, MI
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan, MA
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional Education Coordinator
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nathalie Harden
Director, CME
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/26/2017
Course expires: 
07/26/2019

Price

Cost:
$35.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

For any questions concerning this activity, please send an email to CMEinfo@kidney.org or call NKF at 1-800-622-9010.

To view NKF privacy and confidentiality policy as it relates to CME/CE activity, please visit http://www.kidney.org/

For additional professional education resources, contact NKF at 1-800-622-9010 or visit https://www.kidney.org/professionals