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
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.
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.
Register for Our Conference on Establishing Consensus on Good Practices for Patient Engagement in Drug Development
The National Health Council, in partnership with the Genetic Alliance and Food and Drug Law Institute, is hosting a conference on Thursday, June 15 in Washington, DC on achieving meaningful patient engagement in drug development with a goal of establishing recommendations on good practices for sponsor-patient interactions to inform company and patient advocacy group policy.
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.