We are the United Patient Voice.

More than 160 million Americans live with a chronic disease or disability – many without effective treatments or a cure. We are working to change this.

We Get Things Done

  • We Bring Together the Entire Health Community
  • We Advance Meaningful Patient Engagement
  • We Rely on Diverse Funding Sources

How We Get Things Done

  • Putting Patients First: NHC Blog

    Check out our new blog, Putting Patients First, where we’ll discuss trends, innovations, efforts, and challenges in patient-centered health care. Here we will highlight NHC programs, breaking news, and events that demonstrate how critical the voice of the patient is in shaping the health care environment. We will post original items from the NHC and our member organizations.

  • Reducing Health Care Costs

    The NHC developed a patient-centered framework for reducing health care costs with three driving principles: promote high-value care; stimulate research and competition; and curb costs responsibly. The NHC and its members identified four main policy priority areas that have the potential to reduce costs for patients and the health care system.

  • NHC Educational Program: Quality

    We launched our first online educational series, Increasing Patient-Community Capacity to Engage on Quality of Health Care. The series, comprised of six modules, focuses on why quality is important in the current health care environment and how patients and patient organizations can become strong advocates for quality.

  • 2018 NHC Chief Medical/Scientific Officers Conference

    Sharing Patient-Centered Outcomes Data: Building A Better Mousetrap Based on Learnings from the Research Community is the theme for the 2018 NHC Chief Medical/Scientific Officers Conference, October 15-16 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s keynote will focus on best practices for patient-focused drug development, including how to best collect, store, integrate, and learn from the findings.

Member Resources

Our members receive a number of tools when they join our community.


Job Bank Giving Guide Events Calendar

Standards of Excellence

The National Health Council demands the highest standards of accountability and ethical practice from its patient advocacy group members to assure the public that these organizations are worthy of support.