About NHC Membership

The National Health Council (NHC) is a stakeholder-informed, patient-focused organization that forges consensus among diverse organizations and drives patient-centered health policy.

It is the diversity of our more than 140 members that enables us to create a collaborative environment and put forward consensus public policy solutions that keep the patient central to all we do.

The NHC delivers a wide range of member services, including meetings and conferences, action teams, affinity groups, webinars, and projects to engage with us and network with each other.

Patient advocacy members meet the NHC Standards of Excellence®, demonstrating the highest degree of accountability and transparency.

American College of Rheumatology

Professional and Membership Associations

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is an ethically-driven, professional membership organization committed to improving the care of patients with rheumatic disease and advancing the

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American Diabetes Association

Voluntary Health Agencies

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Voluntary Health Agencies

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy,

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American Heart Association

Voluntary Health Agencies

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. The Association’s goal is to provide reliable information to the

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American Kidney Fund

Voluntary Health Agencies

The mission of the American Kidney Fund is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts.

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American Liver Foundation

Voluntary Health Agencies

The American Liver Foundation (ALF), founded in 1976, is a national, voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of hepatitis and other

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American Lung Association

Voluntary Health Agencies

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.

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American Nurses Association

Professional and Membership Associations

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.6 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by

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American Society of Anesthesiologists

Professional and Membership Associations

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice

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Amgen

Business and Industry

Amgen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Amgen is a values-based company, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and

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Amputee Coalition

Voluntary Health Agencies

The Amputee Coalition is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization on limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving

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Arthritis Foundation

Voluntary Health Agencies

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes for the more than 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children, who are affected by the nation’s #1

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Association for Accessible Medicines

Professional and Membership Associations

The Association for Accessible Medicines, formerly the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, improves access to safe, quality, effective medicine. Better access to medicine is relevant to everybody

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Association for Vascular Access

The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an association of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to promote the emerging vascular access specialty. Today, AVA stands

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Association of Black Cardiologists

Professional and Membership Associations

Founded in 1974, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc., (ABC) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 1,500 health professionals, lay members of

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Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Professional and Membership Associations

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is the academic leadership organization committed to promoting, advancing and achieving excellence in optometric education. Since

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Astellas Pharma US

Business and Industry

Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is the U.S. affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan’s second largest pharmaceutical company and ranked within the top 20 in the

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Voluntary Health Agencies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the premier patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and

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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Business and Industry

Our mission is to make a meaningful difference to patient health through great medicines that bring benefit for patients and add value for our stakeholders

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Axovant Sciences

Business and Industry

Axovant develops transformative treatments for patients with life-altering neurologic conditions. Their mission is to develop innovative gene therapies that have the potential to improve the

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Interested in joining the NHC?

Please contact Katherine Scott, NHC’s Senior Manager of Membership and Certifications.