The Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network (ACTION) is a distributed network-based learning health system (LHS) of care centers, clinicians, researchers and industry representatives partnering with patients who have heart failure and their caregivers with the ultimate aim of achieving health, longevity and quality of life equivalent to the general population. See https://www.actionlearningnetwork.org for more information. The initial focus will be to apply structured quality improvement methods, advanced information technology systems, and sharing of best practices to track and continuously improve health-related outcomes for children with heart failure requiring advanced therapies. In the future, we plan to collaborate with other established registries and learning network (i.e. UNOS, PHTS and Cardiac Networks United) to create an integrated network that improves care throughout all phases of a patient's illness including chronic heart failure, acute decompensated heart failure, ventricular assist device support and transplant.