How to Apply to the ACR Learning Network

Before starting the application, we suggest following these steps to help you discuss participation in the ACR Learning Network with your team.

Gather details about what you need to know before applying.

  1. Watch the introductory video.
  2. Consider the improvement goals and problem to be solved by each collaborative:
  3. Review general requirements for success.
  4. Learn how the ACR ImPower program supports teams in achieving sustainable improvement.
  5. Discuss the participation requirements among key decision makers to determine if the timing is right for your participation.

Ready to apply?

The application is the first step to get to know basic information about your site and your approach to quality improvement.

  1. Download the application as you may need to gather some information from others prior to filling out the online application. Also, the application includes several essay questions that may require discussion and preparation among team members.
  2. Complete and submit the application online.
  3. For questions, visit the FAQ page or email

Apply online

Application Deadline

Submit your application as soon as possible. Up to six facilities will be selected for each improvement collaborative and interviews for cohort 2 participation begin mid-November.

Applications received after cohort 2 participating facilities are confirmed will be considered for participation in cohort 3.

Cohort 2 Participation Timeline

Pre-Program Training: Feb. 20, 2023
First ACR ImPower session: April 24, 2023
Graduation: Sept. 18, 2023

Cohort 3 Participation Timeline

Application Deadline: May 22, 2023
Pre-Program Training: Aug. 28, 2023