Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released the 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseases. The guideline offers an extensive review of general management principles that should be considered for all patients with glomerular disease while also providing in-depth coverage of specific primary or secondary glomerular diseases. The new guideline, along with an Executive Summary, is available online.
On August 20, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) conducted a listening session with nurses practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The session explored questions such as:
On September 28, 2021, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host a virtual event to publicly launch the Climate Action Collaborative. This initiative will mobilize the health community to reduce the health sector’s environmental impacts and commit to sustainable transformation.
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In an unprecedented collaboration, more than 200 health care journals published an editorial calling for immediate action to cut emissions, restore nature, protect health, and support developing countries in an effort to tackle the “catastrophic harm to health” from climate change. Co-authored by 19 people, including the editors in chief of 17 health journals based around the world, the editorial was published simultaneously in 233 international journals on September 6, 2021.
On August 30 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is establishing the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) in response to the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.