Founded in 1920, the National Health Council (NHC) is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 160 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 125 diverse national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC's core membership includes the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations, which control its governance and policy-making process. Other members include professional and membership associations; nonprofit organizations with an interest in health; and representatives from the pharmaceutical, generic drug, health insurance, device, and biotechnology industries.
The mission of the National Health Council is to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.
We envision a society in which all people have access to quality health care that respects personal goals and aspirations, and is designed around the patient experience to promote their best possible health outcomes.
Integrity, collaboration, and transparency guide all aspects of the National Health Council's interactions among the diverse sectors of the health community. We are patient-focused and forward-thinking, ever mindful of our mission.