Providing Access to Issue Resources and Expertise

The National Health Council provides access to deep policy resources and expertise on a broad range of complex issues that impact all people with chronic conditions.

We advocate for medical innovations that reflect priorities of patients and their family caregivers. We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable health care.



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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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

The NHC envisions a health care delivery system that ensure access to care that best meets an individual’s personalized needs. Personalized health is an approach…

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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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FDA Regulations

The NHC supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) role of ensuring safety and efficacy of medical products. Through policies such as the user fee…

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Health Care Reform

The NHC takes a leadership role in ensuring the people who need health insurance coverage most – those with chronic diseases and disabilities – are considered in any…

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