Patient-Focused, Stakeholder-Informed

NHC Mission

The mission of the National Health Council is to provide a united voice for the 160 million people living with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.

NHC Vision

We envision a society in which all people have access to quality, affordable health care that respects personal goals and aspirations to promote their best possible health outcomes.

NHC Values

Integrity, collaboration, and transparency guide all aspects of the National Health Council’s interactions among the diverse sectors of the health community. We are patient-focused and forward-thinking, ever mindful of our mission.

Who We Are

Created by and for patient organizations more than 100 years ago, the National Health Council (NHC) brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy. We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable, equitable health care. Made up of more than 160 national health- related organizations and businesses, the NHC’s core membership includes the nation’s leading patient organizations. Other members include health-related associations and nonprofit organizations including the provider, research, and family caregiver communities; and businesses representing biopharmaceutical, device, diagnostic, generic drug, and payer organizations.

NHC Partnership Policy

The NHC welcomes partnership proposals that address broad health ecosystem issues and elevate the patient voice. We encourage potential collaborators to contact us as early as possible to explore potential partnerships. This helps us engage as true partners to co-develop project objectives and deliverables. Read more here.

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Our Members

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Our Board of Directors

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Our Staff

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