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.

Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition

Professional and Membership Associations

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to

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Edwards Lifesciences

Business and Industry

Edwards is driven by a passion to help patients. They partner with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and

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Eli Lilly and Company

Business and Industry

Eli Lilly was founded by Eli Lilly in 1876, and is now the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world. We have steadfastly remained independent,

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Epilepsy Foundation

Voluntary Health Agencies

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with more than 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The

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EveryLife Foundation

Voluntary Health Agencies

The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the development of treatment and diagnostic opportunities for rare disease

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FasterCures – A Center of the Milken Institute

Nonprofit Organizations with an Interest in Health

At FasterCures, we work to clear the path to faster progress by educating stakeholders about the barriers, and by overcoming them through action. We have a

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FH (Familial Hypercholesterolemia) Foundation

Voluntary Health Agencies

The FH Foundation is a patient-centered nonprofit organization dedicated to research, advocacy, and education of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Their mission is to raise awareness and

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Food Allergy Research & Education

Voluntary Health Agencies

FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise

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Food and Drug Law Institute

Nonprofit Organizations with an Interest in Health

The Food and Drug Law Institute, founded in 1949, is a non-profit organization that provides a marketplace for discussing food and drug law issues through

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Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types

Voluntary Health Agencies

FIRST is a vibrant, growing foundation connected to its members and families by the special skin and unique management needs of individuals and families with

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GBS-CIPD Foundation

Voluntary Health Agencies

The GBS/CIDP Foundation International is working for a future when no one with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and related syndromes such

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Genentech

Business and Industry

At Genentech, we use human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, we

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GlaxoSmithKline

Business and Industry

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: we want to help people to do more, feel better, live longer. The vaccines, medicines

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GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Voluntary Health Agencies

Two of the most effective and influential nonprofit organizations serving the lung cancer community, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) and the Lung

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Grifols Inc.

Business and Industry

Since its early beginnings, given the nature of the products it sells, Grifols maintains a very close relationship with professionals from different hospital areas. Grifols

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HealthHIV

Nonprofit Organizations with an Interest in Health

Mission: HealthHIV advances effective prevention, care and support for people living with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS by providing education, technical assistance, and health services

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Horizon Pharma

Horizon Pharma plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet

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Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Voluntary Health Agencies

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s Disease. Founded

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Hydrocephalus Association

Voluntary Health Agencies

The Hydrocephalus Association provides support, education and advocacy for people whose lives have been touched by hydrocephalus and the professionals who work with them. We

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Immune Deficiency Foundation

Voluntary Health Agencies

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency

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Interested in joining the NHC?

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