Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Information Center

Online Resources for ESRD Emergency Preparedness / Disaster Management

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Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program

KCER provides technical assistance to ESRD Networks, kidney organizations, and other groups to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. KCER’s disaster preparedness resources help save lives, improve outcomes, empower patients and families, educate health care workers, build partnerships with stakeholders, promote readiness in the community, and support the ESRD Network. KCER is a program of the ESRD National Coordinating Center under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP)

ESAR-VHP is a federal program created to support states and territories in establishing standardized volunteer registration programs for disasters and public health and medical emergencies. The program, administered on the state level, verifies health professionals' identification and credentials so that they can respond more quickly when disaster strikes. By registering through ESAR-VHP, volunteers' identities, licenses, credentials, accreditations, and hospital privileges are all verified in advance, saving valuable time in emergency situations.

Additional Information About ESAR-VHP

American Kidney Fund Disaster Relief Program & Resources

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) has need-based financial assistance programs to help patients with health insurance premiums, transportation costs, prescription medications, and many other necessities related to health care. AKF's medically-reviewed education resources help people prevent and manage their kidney disease.

Resources for Professionals

Resources for Patients

Updated 12/22