We are the United Patient Voice.

More than 133 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

  • NHC Supports Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner
  • NHC Is Working to Build Meaningful Patient Engagement Framework
  • NHC Report Shows Which States are Enhancing Their Exchanges

How We Get Things Done

  • State Exchange Progress Reports

    State-specific progress reports assess how well a state's insurance market is designed to meet the needs of people with chronic diseases and disabilities.

  • 21st Century Cures

    Congress launched the 21st Century Cures initiative to advance the development of better treatments and cures for unmet medical needs. Issues championed by the NHC are included in the initiative. 

  • Putting Patients First®

    The health exchange plan you pick affects how much you spend out of your own pocket. Learn about the types of plans in your state and how unexpected life events impact your health costs by visiting PuttingPatientsFirst.net. 

Member Resources

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


Job Bank Giving Guide Events Calendar

Making the Patient Voice Part of the Health Care Value Debate

What does value in health care mean from the patient perspective? The NHC released a Patient-Centered Value Model Rubric to help stakeholders capture what patients value by engaging people with chronic disease and disabilities in a meaningful and continuous way.