FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janet D'Alesandro email@example.com; 856-256-2422 Statement from the American Nephrology Nurses Association on the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health PITMAN, NJ -- The Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health announced yesterday provides an opportunity for nephrology nurses and the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) to collaborate with health care leaders and policymakers to achieve safe, high-quality care for patients with kidney disease. Successful implementation of this initiative will require the active involvement of nephrology nurses, frontline providers who possess the education, knowledge, and high-level clinical skills to care for patients with complex medical conditions. Nephrology nurses practice in many settings where kidney care is delivered; they are clinicians, leaders, researchers, educators, and more. ANNA offers the full resources of our organization to assist in implementing the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative. We pledge to participate and collaborate as full partners in a leading role with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), industry leaders, providers, and patient organizations as the program progresses. Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN President, American Nephrology Nurses Association Board of Directors American Nephrology Nurses Association More Information from ANNA Members of the Media: To interview ANNA President Tamara Kear about the kidney health executive order, please contact Janet D'Alesandro, ANNA media director, at firstname.lastname@example.org; 856-256-2422. ### About ANNA ANNA is a professional nursing association with more than 8,000 members. The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) improves members' lives through education, advocacy, networking, and science. Since 1969, ANNA has been a leader in the practice of nephrology nursing and in advancements in the care of patients with kidney disease through educating nurses, partnering with nephrology colleagues, working with legislatures and regulatory agencies, and advocating for patients.