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 Is Crafting FDA Guidance on Patient Input in Drug Development
  • NHC Is the Patient Voice in the Debate on Health Care Value
  • NHC Is Working to Build a Meaningful Patient Engagement Framework

How We Get Things Done

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

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.