NHC Events Provide Connection and Content

By: Bhriana Smith, Senior Coordinator, Communications

The National Health Council (NHC) has brought diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy for more than 100 years. With over 150 members, over 300 resources, and more than 50 meetings and events, the NHC continues to bring together key stakeholders in the health ecosystem; promote increased access to affordable, high-value, equitable, and sustainable health care; and engage with members on a plethora of health care related topics.

With just 157 days left in the 2023 calendar, here is a look at some NHC events from the first part of this year:

February: Over 140 attendees — comprising CEOs, Board leaders, and senior staff of NHC member organizations — gathered in Coral Gables, FL for the NHC’s first marquee event of the year, the 2023 Health Leadership Conference. This year’s theme, Change Agents for Patient Health, was reflected by our dynamic speakers, highly engaged members, and timely topics of discussion.

March: The first-ever Federal-State Policy Roundtable virtually kicked off on March 7 with over 80 federal and state policy staff from NHC members across the country convening to discuss topics from health care workforce and behavioral health to prescription drug access and affordability.

May: On May 8, the NHC hosted its second marquee event of the year: the 2023 Science of Patient Engagement Symposium — an annual event where research leaders convene to share their experiences, accomplishments, best practices, and resulting translational impacts on the science of patient engagement. With record-breaking attendance for this event, the theme of this year’s symposium was Patient Empowerment in the Digital Era. The NHC also hosted the first-ever International Patient Forum on May 31, inviting NHC patient group and nonprofit members to discuss and prioritize international issues important to the patient community.

June: The Biosimilars Briefing, held on June 12, was the opportune time to address the value biosimilars hold in America’s health care system and patient community.

July: Continuing in the spirit of “firsts,” the NHC held its inaugural Washington Representatives Summer Meeting on July 12. This in-person event had over 100 attendees along with speakers from House and Senate Committees.

With summer slowly coming to an end the NHC is excited to announce the events that will continue to serve our members. Here is a look at a few:

September: If you missed the first Federal-State Policy Roundtable event in the spring, you don’t want to miss it now. Join the NHC on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for the second, virtual roundtable event. Check out the event website in the days to come for registration information.

November: The NHC’s third marquee meeting of the calendar year — the Washington Representatives Retreat — is an opportunity to discuss major policy developments, hear from prominent speakers, provide input in developing NHC’s legislative priorities and network with public policy and government relations professionals from voluntary health agencies and nonprofit information. Take a moment to learn more information about registration.

December: Join the NHC at the Willard InterContinental for the last marquee event of the calendar year: the Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon. After a long year of hard work, what better way to end it than to network and meet with fellow NHC members?

The events above are offered along with other member-only meetings, webinars, and events. Always visit the NHC website for the most up-to-date information regarding upcoming NHC meetings and events. If you are interested in becoming a member, learn more information about NHC membership. The NHC is pleased to continue to deliver exciting events for our members. If you missed any of the events from earlier this year, make sure to follow us on LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Twitter, and be sure to stay connected.