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
We Bring Together the Entire Health Community
We Advance Meaningful Patient Engagement
We Rely on Diverse Funding Sources
How We Get Things Done
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.
Health Care Reform
The National Health Council will continue to take a leadership role to ensure the people who need health insurance coverage most - those with chronic diseases and disabilities – are considered in any efforts to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Engaging Patient Groups on the Future of Health Care Delivery and Payment Models
The NHC hosted a three-part webinar series on Alternative Payment Models (APMs). As innovative payment models continue to evolve and transform the US health care system, patients must be engaged and activated. This introductory webinar series on Alternative Payment Models was geared toward the patient community and focused on how patients can engage in this process.
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.