Founded in 1920, the National Health Council (NHC) is the only organization of its kind that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 100 national health-related organizations, its core membership includes approximately 50 of the nation’s leading patient advocacy groups. Other members include professional and membership associations, nonprofit organizations with an interest in health, and major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and health insurance companies.
Reporters with questions about NHC, its policies, programs, and national Standards of Excellence for patient advocacy organizations should contact
- National Health Council
- Standards of Excellence Certification Program
- People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities