About Us

Founded in 1920, the National Health Council brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy.

140+

Active Members

We Bring Together the
Entire Health Community.

300+

Resources

We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable health care.

50+

Scheduled Events

Engage with us on a variety of health care-related topics.

2020 Annual Report

Through a global pandemic, which heightened recognition of health inequities, a volatile election season, and an organizational leadership change and search, the National Health Council team rose to the challenge to deliver high-value resources, programming, and service to our members.

Issue Areas

COVID-19

The following resources are intended to help NHC members and others in the patient advocacy community manage and communicate about COVID-19.

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Value

The U.S. health care system is undergoing a transformation in how it delivers and pays for care. As traditional fee-for-service gives way to value-based arrangements…

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Real-World Evidence

As health researchers, policymakers, and regulators establish standards and structure for using real-world data (RWD) as evidence in regulatory and clinical…

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Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Piecemeal solutions are no longer an option. It is time for a complete transformation of the health care system to promote unbiased structures and processes to advance equitable access to quality health care for all.

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Reducing Health Costs

We envision a society in which all people have access to quality health care that respects personal goals and aspirations, and is designed around the health…

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Patient Engagement

There is little consensus-based guidance on how to conduct patient engagement or assess whether an approach to patient engagement will yield meaningful results for…

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Leveraging Patient Insights to Optimize Telemedicine Policy

06/30/2021

During this Congressional Briefing, we shared the results of our listening sessions with patient organizations, heard the telehealth perspectives of Congressional leaders, a patient, and a health care provider, and discussed how Congress can make meaningful and equitable telehealth a permanent option for patients. Watch the recording here.

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Blogs

Standards of Excellence Certification Program®

Patient advocacy members meet the NHC Standards of Excellence, demonstrating the highest degree of accountability and transparency. 

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Made up of more than 140 national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC’s core membership includes the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations.

member Resources

The NHC delivers a wide range of member services to help our members succeed.