Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee (KICC)

Many Federal agencies lead an aspect of the multi-faceted and interconnected response to CKD.  The Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee (KICC) consists of Federal representatives involved in CKD programs and activities from these agencies. KICC's purpose is to encourage communication and collaboration to shape a more coordinated Federal response to CKD. NIDDK convenes KICC meetings.

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 activities include public education and outreach (conducted by DoD, HRSA, IHS, NIDDK and VA), surveillance (conducted by CDC, DoD, HRSA, IHS, NIDDK and VA), professional education and outreach (conducted by CDC, DoD, IHS, NIDDK and VA), delivery and payment of care (conducted by CMS, DoD, HRSA, IHS and VA), scientific research (conducted by CDC, FDA, and NIDDK) and quality improvement/evidence of therapy (conducted by AHRQ, CDC, CMS, DoD, HRSA, IHS and VA).

Agency Legend

  • AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • DoD: Department of Defense
  • FDA: Food and Drug Administration
  • HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration
  • IHS: Indian Health Service
  • NIDDK: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • VA: Veterans Affairs
Last Reviewed May 2023