Kidney Health Initiative (KHI)

KHI Mission

Kidney Health Initiative

To advance scientific understanding of the kidney health and patient safety implications of new and existing medical products and to foster development of therapies for diseases that affect the kidney by creating a collaborative environment in which FDA and the greater nephrology community can interact to optimize evaluation of drugs, devices, biologics, and food products.

Second Annual KHI Stakeholder Meeting

The second annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting took place at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda MD on June 11-12, 2014. This meeting brought together our diverse membership from the kidney community to connect members across different fields, share ideas, collect feedback, and collaborate on new projects. In order to review the agenda and presentations of the Second Annual KHI Stakeholder Meeting please click here.

KHI Project Portal Open for Submissions

KHI seeks to advance its mission through innovative, collaborative projects that seek input from and bring together members across all areas of the kidney community.

We encourage KHI members to submit their ideas for projects via the KHI project portal. The portal will be open from Friday, April 25 to Friday, June 27, 2014. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please visit the Project Submission page.

CJASN Special Feature

Press Release

Read the press release announcing the new partnership:

Watch the Video

ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim provides an update on the early success of the Kidney Health Initiative. Watch video »

ASN President Ronald Falk, MD, FASN discusses the Society's collaboration with the FDA. Watch video »

Listen to Podcasts

Announcing Kidney Health Initiative (KHI)

This Kidney News podcast features ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim's interview with ASN President Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN, on the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), a new partnership between ASN and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance kidney health. Dr. Falk describes how KHI will collaborate with patient support groups, professional organizations, industry groups and other stakeholders to foster development of new therapeutics and ensure the safety of drugs, devices, biologics, and food products for patients with kidney disease. Posted September 27, 2012.

Kidney Health Initiative: Creating a Bright Future

Renal Support Network's KidneyTalk, "Kidney Health Initiative: Creating a Bright Future" with KHI co-chair Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN. Posted March 20, 2014.

Learn More

If you have any questions about KHI, or would like more information about becoming a member, please contact