NHC Launches Strategic Planning Process

By: Jennifer Schleman, Senior Vice President, Communications and Governance

According to Wikipedia, strategic planning is “an organization’s process of defining its strategy or direction and making decisions on allocating its resources to attain strategic goals.” Every three years, the National Health Council (NHC) engages in a strategic planning process to guide the organization in meeting its mission and vision.

The NHC recently launched its process to develop a new 2025-2027 Strategic Plan. Reviewed at the spring Board of Directors meeting, the process aims to build upon the 2022-2024 NHC Strategic Plan, by gathering information and insights from NHC members at all levels and outside peer organizations.

To help guide the work, the NHC has contracted with Springboard International to facilitate the strategic planning process. Springboard partnered with NHC to develop its current Strategic Plan.

Springboard and NHC staff, in collaboration with the NHC Board of Directors, will develop a new Strategic Plan based on a variety of inputs including member feedback, an environmental scan, and external interviews. Attendees at NHC meetings and events over the next few months will have an opportunity to provide direct feedback via informal focus groups. In addition, a survey of the full NHC membership is planned for this summer.

The NHC Board of Directors will vote on the 2025-2027 Strategic Plan at the winter Board Meeting, and Board and staff leaders will present it to the membership at the Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon on December 12, 2024, at the Williard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC.

For more information or questions about the NHC Strategic Planning Process, please contact CEO Randall Rutta or SVP of Communications & Governance Jennifer Schleman.