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Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee

The Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee (KICC) consists of Federal representatives involved in CKD programs and activities. KICC's purpose is to encourage communication and collaboration to shape a more coordinated Federal response to CKD. To support KICC, NKDEP:

  • Publishes KICC News, a quarterly newsletter;
  • Coordinates KICC meetings; and
  • Is developing an online resource that will summarize CKD-related activities and provide contact information.

Many Federal agencies lead an aspect of the multi-faceted and interconnected response to CKD. The graphic below presents a bird's eye view of the different categories of response and the agencies that play a role in each, highlighting the importance of interagency communication.

Federal CKD Response

Agency Legend
AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration
IHS: Indian Health Service
NIDDK: National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
VA/DoD: Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense

Please note that this represents NKDEP's understanding and may not be completely accurate or comprehensive. The graphic will be updated as necessary.

KICC Meetings

The goal of the Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee (KICC) is to encourage cooperation, communication, and collaboration among all federal agencies involved in kidney research and other activities. NKDEP convenes KICC annually to share information on various agencies' programs and activities related to CKD and to discuss ways to improve the coordination of Federal responses to CKD.

June 24, 2008 – Meeting Summary (PDF, 190K)

June 14, 2007 - Meeting Summary (PDF, 86K)


KICC News is a quarterly newsletter published by NKDEP. KICC News is one way for KICC members to highlight their activities and share knowledge with each other. The newsletter covers a broad range of issues related to CKD.

KICC News is emailed to a growing list of Federal employees with interest in CKD and in the audiences impacted by the disease. Recipients are encouraged to share KICC News with their colleagues and to send story ideas for future issues to NKDEP.

KICC News Current Issue

Issue 6, Spring/Summer 2008 (PDF, 86K)
New Dialysis Facilities Criteria - CKD Surveillance Project Update - Donation Process Improvements - Drug-Dosing Recommendations

KICC News Past Issues

Issue 5, Winter 2008 (PDF, 86K)
QIOs Focus on CKD - Unified Support for eGFR Reporting - ESRD-DM Trends - Observing Kidney Month

Issue 4, Fall 2007 (PDF, 121K)
Revised ESA Labeling Approved - USRDS 2007 Data Highlights - NIDDK Spanish-language Web Portal - CDC Advances Surveillance System

Issue 3, Summer 2007 (PDF, 98K)
Improving CKD Test - June KICC Meeting Summary - Upcoming FDA Advisory Meeting

Issue 2, Spring 2007 (PDF, 53K)
New NIDDK Director - Monitoring Kidney Care - CKD Data Released - Standardizing Urine Albumin Testing

Issue 1, Winter 2007 (PDF, 135K)
New Initiative from CDC - Exceeding Fistula First Goals - 2006 USRDS Report Available - SRM 967 Released

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