The $300,000 KidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge seeks solutions that reduce the transmission of the coronavirus among people living with kidney disease and/or reduce the risk of kidney damage among people who contract the virus. Winners will receive $20,000 each in recognition of their solutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for the estimated 37 million Americans living with kidney disease — as well as their caregivers and healthcare practitioners. Patients, caregivers, frontline staff, and organizations have quickly responded by developing or adapting solutions for safely delivering kidney care during the pandemic. The COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge aims to identify and share the best of these solutions so that other patients, caregivers, and staff can benefit from them.
Round 1 submissions due by December 4
The challenge seeks to identify replicable frontline solutions and share them across healthcare communities. KidneyX is particularly interested in demonstrated solutions that consider the patient experience and could be implemented without requiring significant time, expertise, money, or other resources. Round 1 submissions are due by 4:59 p.m. ET on December 4, 2020.
Round 2 opens December 9
The second round will be open to eligible entrants from Round 1, as well as eligible entrants who did not enter the first round. Round 2 will accept solutions from December 9, 2020 to January 20, 2021.
Learn more about the COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge.