Planning and Orientation Guide The Planning and Orientation Guide for legislators' visits will assist you as you prepare for Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week. KDAE Week Planning and Orientation Guide [PDF] KDAE Week Quick Steps - Checklist [Word] Sample Letter of Introduction / Invitation (Elected Official) [Word] Sample Letter of Introduction / Invitation (State Board of Nursing) [Word] Sample Thank You Letter [Word] Sample Congressional Record Statement and Proclamation Members of Congress and state elected officials are often looking for ways to demonstrate their support for nephrology nurses and interest in kidney disease issues. One of the simplest ways for a Member of Congress to show their support is to write a Congressional Record Statement or offer a proclamation recognizing the importance of KDAE Week. In order to help Members of Congress and local officials take this action, ANNA has developed a sample Congressional Record Statement and Proclamation. These sample documents can be tailored to fit your specific purpose. We suggest you use the ANNA State Fact Sheets, or other reliable data, to enhance the presentation of these documents. KDAE Week Sample Congressional Record Statement [Word] KDAE Week Sample Proclamation [Word] Scheduled Visit Information ANNA wants to know what Senator or Representative will be visiting your facility and when. Please complete the online information form that will help ANNA keep track of scheduled visits. ANNA Federal Health Policy Associates will follow up with the Congressional office with any additional information and reinforce the message(s) you delivered. Complete the online KDAE Week Scheduling Form Evaluation Form ANNA wants to know about any tours you hosted at your facility. Click here to complete an online evaluation form that will help us better serve you! ANNA Federal Health Policy Associates will follow up with the Congressional office with any additional information and reinforce the message(s) you delivered. Complete the online KDAE Week Evaluation Form Working with the Media Use this resource to prepare for an interview with a member of the nursing or lay press regarding KDAE Week. Working With the Media: Tips for Interviews [PDF] Presentations Use this PowerPoint template to develop a presentation for your legislators regarding KDAE Week. Template for KDAE Week PowerPoint Presentations [PPT] If you have any questions or comments regarding Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week, contact KDAE@annanurse.org.