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Educational Resources for Patients

National Patient and Family Engagement Learning and Action Network (NPFE-LAN) Resources

The NPFE-LAN is a partnership between patients, family members, caregivers, and dialysis providers. The NPFE-LAN has four separate small groups, call Affinity Groups, focused on specific areas of dialysis and transplant care. Visit this link to see resources developed by the NPFE-LAN on bloodstream infections, home dialysis, transplant, and a patient-selected topic.

About Kidney Disease

Advance Directives

Healthy Living Resources

Mental Health/Depression

Medicare Part D

Medicare open enrollment occurs each year from October 15-December 7. During open enrollment, you can change your Medicare health and/or prescription drug plan. You can enroll by calling 1-800-MEDICARE or going online.

Each state has a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to provide health benefits counseling to Medicare beneficiaries free of charge. Click here to locate the SHIP in your state.

Network Newsletters

Articles for AQKC Patient Newsletters may be submitted to

CMS Publications for ESRD patients