Patient centered care is an approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among health care providers, patients, and families.
ESRD Patient Education:
New ESRD Patient Orientation Packet (NEPOP)
The NEPOP contains orientation material to learn more about dialysis and living with ESRD
Information on Treatment Options for ESRD
Network Newsletters and Publications
An archive of Kidney Chronicles, PAC Speaks and Provider Insider Newsletters
Paying for Dialysis
Information on Insurance and other financial aspects of living with ESRD
Donated Dental Services
Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help.
Information on returning to work while living with ESRD
The National Forum of ESRD Networks created a toolkit for patients by patients. The toolkit is designed to help patients understand and work through the Grievance System.
Patient Advisory Committee (PAC)
Information on volunteering for the PAC
Patient Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
Information on volunteering to be a Network or National SME
Information on training to be a Peer Mentor
Questions for Better Healthcare
Information on how to become an active member of your healthcare team
Network Educational Newsletters
- Treatment Options
- The Depression Tool Kit
- What you need to know about Diabetes
- Welcome to the Medicare Physical
- Immunization and Disease Management
- Can you recognize the signs of Sepsis?
- Opioid Awareness
- World Hand Hygiene
- Dialysis Facility and Compare