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ACTivation, the ESRD NCC's monthly newsletter, provides important information for kidney patients and dialysis providers nationwide.

The following topics are covered In the:

February 2020 issue:

  • Look for a Dynamic Track of Educational Sessions at 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference
  • March Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Network (LAN) Events
  • Implementation of November 2019 QIA LAN Interventions
  • National Patient and Family Engagement (NPFE)-LAN Kicks Off Affinity Group Meetings
  • Patients and Family Members Share Their Kidney Disease Journeys in Podcast Series
  • It’s Here! Announcing the Updated National Patient and Family Engagement-LAN (NPFE-LAN) Webpage
  • Save the Date: 2020 Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Summit

December 2019 issue:

  • January Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Networks (LANs)
  • 2020 National Patient and Family Engagement (NPFE)-Learning and Action Network (LAN) Subject Matter Experts (SME) Recruitment
  • Tips for Caregivers Handout Now Available
  • New Resources Added to the Patient Grant Library
  • Managing Retaliation in the Dialysis Setting Resources Now Available
  • Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Watch Newsletter—December 2019

October 2019 issue:

  • November Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Networks (LANs)
  • National Patient and Family Engagement (NPFE) LAN End-of-Year Celebration
  • Peer-to-Peer Sharing Resources
  • ESRD NCC Receipt of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) Dominick Gentile, MD, Memorial Award
  • Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program National Exercise

September 2019 issue:

  • Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Networks (LANs)
  • National Patient and Family Engagement (NPFE) LAN Peer Connection Calls
  • New Resources for Patient and Family Engagement
  • Human Centered Design (HCD) Project Updates
  • American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) National Meeting Exhibit
  • The Forum of ESRD Networks’ Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit
  • Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Newsletter

August 2019 issue:

  • Topics for the September Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Networks (LANs)
  • Implementation Rates of May QIA LAN Interventions
  • National Patient and Family Engagement (NPFE) LAN Affinity Group QIAs 
  • Human Centered Design (HCD) Updates
  • The Advancing American Kidney Health (AAKH) Initiative Announcement 
  • Forum of end Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks Kidney Transplant Toolkit 
  • The KidneyX: Patient Innovator Challenge 
  • The Role of Healthcare Coalitions in Emergency Response 

July 2019 issue:

  • July 2019 Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Networks (LANs)
  • National Patient and Family Engagement LAN (NPFE-LAN) Peer Connection Calls
  • Human Centered Design (HCD) Updates
  • New End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patient Orientation Package (NEPOP) Workgroup
  • Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program 2019 National Exercise 

June 2019 issue:

  • July 2019 Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Networks (LANs)
  • National Peer Mentoring Initiative
  • Human Centered Design (HCD) Updates
  • National Care Transitions Awareness (NCTA) Day Summit
  • KCER Watch Special Edition for the 2019 Hurricane Season

May 2019 issue (first issue):

  • Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Network (LAN) Interventions
  • The NCC Patient Grant Library
  • Human Centered Design (HCD) Projects
  • Donate Life’s National Blue and Green Day
  • National Care Transitions Awareness Day
  • Clean Hands Count Pilot Test
  • Health and Safety Observances