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The NCC QIA LANs were suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates in the future.

A Learning and Action Network (LAN) is a way to achieve large-scale improvement by bringing together people from within a community, including both healthcare providers and patients, to work together. It creates opportunities for sharing ideas, learning and problem solving in a given area. Network 17 currently has an active Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) LAN, as well as supporting national LAN activities related to Patient Engagement.

LANs are hosted by the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center, but invitations to join the LANs come from the Network. If you are interested in joining a LAN, please contact the Network to receive an invitation.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Environmental Surface Disinfection in Dialysis Facilities: Notes for Clinical Managers

This resource provide notes in a checklist format for clinical managers to utilize for environmental surface disinfection.



Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition

The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition is a partnership of healthcare-related organizations, patient advocacy organizations, industry partners, and other public health partners that span the dialysis spectrum.

The Coalition aims to prevent bloodstream infections (BSIs) in hemodialysis patients, and increase the use and visibility of CDC evidence based practices.



Home Dialysis Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) LAN

Transplant QIA LAN

Patient Experience of Care (PEOC) QIA LAN

Population Health Focused Pilot (PHFPQ) LAN: Supporting Gainful Employment of the ESRD Patient

Population Health: Focus on Pain Management LAN

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC)

Support Gainful Employment of ESRD Patients

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