The Benefits of NHC Membership
By: Bob Scott, Director, Member Services
The National Health Council (NHC) brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus, drive patient-centered health policy, and provide a united voice for the more than 160 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. With your continued support of our mission, 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.
The NHC offers a variety of member benefits to engage with and learn from other NHC staff experts and other members. Highlighted below are some of those key member benefits.
Members are offered opportunities to expand their networks with the broader health community through participation in our policy action teams, affinity groups, conferences, and ad-hoc briefings.
We encourage participation in our four annual marquee events:
- Health Leadership Conference*
- Science of Patient Engagement Symposium
- Washington Representatives Retreat*
- Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon
*Health Leadership Conference and Washington Representatives Retreat are free for member nonprofit organizations and dependent on sponsorship for industry members.
The NHC hosts monthly Policy Action Team meetings focused on:
- Health Care Reform
- Medical Innovation
We have Networking Affinity Groups for:
- Chief Executive Officers
- Chief Financial/Development Officers
- Chief Scientific/Medical/Research Officers
- Communications Professionals
- Health Equity (launching Summer 2023)
- Meetings & Event Professionals
In addition, the NHC hosts ad-hoc meetings, events, webinars and briefings on relevant/timely topics.
Membership in the NHC allows organizations to enhance their public profile and outreach by:
- Submitting content for the NHC’s weekly member newsletter, NHC Insider;
- Highlighting your organization and activities via a guest post on the NHC Putting Patients First blog; and
- Promoting job openings in your organization on the NHC Job Bank.
Members can gain knowledge on current issues facing the nonprofit sector, such as changes in charity rating systems, innovative fundraising techniques, relationships with the for-profit sector, and impacts of recent tax reform.
The NHC is a CAE Approved Provider for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Many NHC programs meet the conditions for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the CAE credential. Every program we offer that qualifies for credit will clearly identify the number of credits granted for full participation. Per CAE policies, the NHC also maintains records of your participation.
In May 2022, the NHC relocated to a new, larger office space at 1730 M St NW, Suite 650 in Washington, DC. We invite our members to use our conference rooms and office spaces as an option when traveling to or doing business in the DC metropolitan area.
The NHC is also pleased to offer its members the opportunity to take advantage of NHC corporate hotel rates at nearby hotels in Washington, DC*. The following six hotels are offering the NHC’s corporate rates:
- Capital Hilton
- Hilton DC Capitol Hill
- Hotel Washington
- The Madison Hotel
- The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
- The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
*NHC members who are interested in obtaining corporate rates at these hotels should email [email protected] to request complete information.
We also look to our membership for additional ideas on ways we can expand our benefits offerings. If you have ideas that can broaden our portfolio or want more information on the existing member benefits and opportunities, please contact the NHC Membership Team at [email protected].