A partnership between the AHA and CDC, the LLN is a virtual community of more than 660 members focused on transforming health care by sharing knowledge and concerns, expanding perspectives and problem-solving together.

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  • Examine issues and opportunities
  • Share stories and experiences
  • Identify needs
  • Co-create tools and resources
  • Strengthen skills
  • Push each other to become better
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AHA Living Learning Network Resources

Dwayne Gordon & Richard Pratley

Long COVID: Preparing for the Next Major Chronic Illness

The AHA Living Learning Network discusses the push for long COVID solutions with Dr. Dwayne Gordon with the AdventHealth Central Florida Division post-COVID Clinic and Dr. Richard Pratley, medical director and senior scientist in Diabetes Research at AdventHealth, Diabetes and Translational Research Institutes.

The Healing Power of Music: How AdventHealth Staff Formed an Orchestra During the Pandemic

LLN member and look book contributor AdventHealth System shares the deeper story of their orchestra in a new LLN blog post titled, “The Healing Power of Music: How AdventHealth Staff Formed an Orchestra During the Pandemic.” In the blog, Dr. Vincent Hsu describes how the orchestra was formed and its incredible contribution to the well-being of AdventHealth’s participating health care professionals by providing them opportunities to reflect, bond and ultimately feel whole together through music.

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LLN Look Book 2

The Pandemic: Responding with Resilience and Service to Community

Highlights images of and commentary from health care professionals on their experiences during the past two-plus years, with a focus on health equity and the field’s service to communities. This e-book brings to life the early days of COVID-19 testing and treatment, the struggles and perseverance of front-line workers taking care of patients and themselves during surges, and the more recent months when care teams collaborated with community partners on efforts to vaccinate Americans.

LLN Look Book 1

The Pandemic: A Time of Challenges and Champions

Reveals and honors the extreme conditions hospitals and health systems have faced during COVID-19 and the heroic efforts made by health care workers across the country. It offers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at this remarkable time in history as told by hospitals and health systems through commentaries, stories and images.

LLN Highlight Reel

This video shows of our highlights from our Grant Funded Partnerships.

Blog What COVID-19 Continues to Teach Us about Hospital Culture

Blog Embracing Flexibility & Adaptability in the Face of Covid-19

Blog How a Bold, New Strategy Took on Health Care Inequities During the Pandemic

Blog Achieving Organizational Resilience and Viability Amid COVID-19

Blog What the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taught Me

PDF AHA Hospitals in Action: Supporting Care Teams

Improving Older Adult Care in the Geriatric Emergency Department

Palliative Care During the Pandemic: How Lessons Learned Help Patients & Rebuild Workforce

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Part 2

Nurse Leaders Discuss COVID-19 Nursing Challenges, Solutions

LLN Map of Participating Members

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The LLN set out to engage health care professionals from across the country to authentically represent health care consumers from all walks of life. The only way to emerge from this pandemic stronger is through a national dialogue with diverse representation, transparency and accountability.

Source: Based on 2022 LLN Community Members.


“In health care today, we need to be more flexible and responsive to sudden change and more open to the support and guidance of others. The AHA Living Learning Network gives me the opportunity to reach out to my colleagues from across the field quickly and easily to better understand and manage a situation by looking at it from different experiences and perspectives. It opens our minds to new possibilities and it helps us build trust.”

Susan Stacey

Susan Stacey

Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital (Spokane, WA)


“The only way we can tackle COVID-19 is if we do it together. Since the onset of the virus, we’ve seen developments in health care that were once hard to imagine such as the rapid adoption of virtual health and its impact on the provider-patient relationship. The AHA Living Learning Network pulls together hospital and health system leaders and experts with unique, cross-functional perspectives to discuss and address rapidly changing, complex problems that have long-term implications. The diversity of experience allows this group to see risks and opportunities from different angles so that it can generate new solutions and adapt dynamically to changing situations.”

Jonathan Bandel

Jonathan Bandel

Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, White Plains Hospital (White Plains, NY)


“COVID-19 continues to demand partnership and innovation in health care. The Living Learning Network is designed to both accelerate and enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing – key factors in establishing widespread adoption of the most effective evidence-based clinical practices.”

Marie Cleary-Fishman

Marie Cleary-Fishman

Vice President, Clinical Quality, American Hospital Association (Chicago, IL)


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If you have questions about the Living Learning Network or how to join please reach out to PI.Team@aha.org.