Membership Application for Professional and Membership Associations

To be eligible for membership in the National Health Council, all organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • The organization is national in scope.
  • The organization has been in operation for more than three years.

Created by and for patient organizations 100 years ago, the National Health Council (NHC) brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy. We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable health care. Made up of more than 145 national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC’s membership includes professional and membership associations (PMAs).

PMAs are health-related organizations consisting primarily of individuals, or of state and local groups of individuals, meeting stated qualifications of training or experience. Other membership associations are health-related associations of individuals or institutions, including alliances and coalitions. Members of this category are expected to demonstrate a broad base of funding either from many individuals or multiple institutions.

Please tell us more about your organization so we can work together to put patients first:

In order to complete the application review process, certain documents are required as part of the initial process - Annual Report, Articles of Incorporation, Audited Financial Statements, Bylaws. NHC membership staff will reach out to you once your application has been received to gather these materials.