We are the united voice for patients with chronic diseases or disabilities and their family caregivers.

We Get Things Done

  • We Bring Together the Entire Health Community
  • We Advance Meaningful Patient Engagement
  • We Value Transparency

How We Get Things Done

  • Announcing the Release of a Rubric to Capture the Patient Voice

    Over the past few decades a cultural shift has been occurring in the health care ecosystem. There is finally broad consensus in the US and globally that patients should be engaged in all aspects of health, from research, to developing a new treatment, to care delivery, and in policy. However, there remains confusion about and misuse of what it means to be patient centered and how to achieve meaningful patient engagement. To this end, we created the NHC Rubric to Capture the Patient Voice: A Guide to Incorporating the Patient Voice into the Health Ecosystem.

  • Putting Patients First: NHC Blog

    Check out our blog, Putting Patients First, where we discuss trends, innovations, efforts, and challenges in patient-centered health care. Here we highlight NHC programs, breaking news, and events that demonstrate how critical the voice of the patient is in shaping the health care environment.

  • Clinical Outcome Assessment

    There is growing interest in clinical outcomes assessments, such as patient-reported outcomes, and patient-centeredness across the healthcare ecosystem. For example, in 2019, the Food and Drug Administration will release two new guidance documents on clinical outcome assessment. The NHC seeks to ensure that the NHC membership is prepared to engage in conversations about clinical outcome assessment.

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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.