New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) PAC Members
If you are a dialysis patient, transplant recipient, or family care partner in the New England region and are interested in becoming a PAC member, speak with your dialysis facility social worker or contact the Network of New England. Your facility social worker can fill out a PAC Nomination Form and fax it back to the Network. Once your social worker has done so, the Network will send you a hard-copy mailing of the PAC Orientation Manual. This manual will include a Confidentiality Form and a Participation Agreement , which must be signed and sent back to the Network via postal mail or fax.
Mission of the PAC
The PAC is committed to enhancing the quality of life for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients in their Network Region through education, communication, and active representation.
Who are PAC members?
A PAC member is either an ESRD patient, transplant recipient, care partner, or family member of a dialysis patient. PAC representatives act as the voice for ESRD patients and are passionate about improving the quality of life for their fellow patients. PAC members are volunteers who are nominated by their facility social worker.
What does the PAC do?
The roles of the PAC include, but are not limited to:
- Meet and great new patients to the facility
- Assist in the creation of educational material for patients.
- Participant on Network hosted conference calls, as needed
- Review material developed by the Network to make sure it is “patient-centered”.
- Inform their Network of patient concerns, so the Network can provide education to ALL Network providers.
- Provide advice or patient perspectives to assist with conflict resolutions
PAC Recruitment Materials: