National Health Council publications
The National Health Council has produced an array of publications that provide Council members and those in the health community with valuable information and resources.
The Council's quarterly electronic newsletters can be accessed free-of-charge by clicking here. This electronic publication provides a timely update on the many NHC initiatives to enhance the delivery of quality, affordable health care.
Health Groups in Washington – 22nd Edition Planned for Release Fall 2013
Since its first printing in 1975, this directory has become recognized as the single, most useful resource for locating major, non-governmental health-related organizations in the Washington metropolitan area.
- Approximately 900 organizations and businesses
- More than 1,300 executive and policy staff contacts, including mailing addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail and web addresses
- A comprehensive index with more than 190 health categories
- Can be purchased as a mailing list
- This publication was made possible in part with a grant from United Health Foundation.
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Management Compensation Report For National Voluntary Health and Human Service Organizations
This annual report on compensation and benefits practices is the only one of its kind to focus exclusively on the voluntary health and human service sector. Based on a survey of national health and human service organizations, this report highlights salary levels for more than 80 positions. It also includes information on the compensation and benefits practices of the nonprofit organizations surveyed.
National Health Council Resource Directory
The NHC Resource Directory is a free, dynamic service where people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers can find links to various patient advocacy groups, government services, and useful resources. This web-based service was started in the spring of 2009 and is growing daily with new submissions. Click here to visit.
Other Free Council Publications Available Online
- Year in Review (PDF) — — a wrap-up of the year that was (published annually in December)
- Putting Patients First® (PDF) — Principles for Patient-Focused Health Care Reform
- Grow Your Grassroots and Better Influence Policy (PDF) — Strategic Advocacy Plan and Case Studies from the National Health Council
- Patient Matters (PDF) - Personal Stories About Access to Prescription Drugs
Federal Reports Authored with NHC Assistance
HHS in the 21st Century: Charting a New Course for a Healthier America (2009)
The Committee on Improving the Organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Advance the Health of Our Population identified many factors that affect the department's ability to address its range of responsibilities. NHC President Myrl Weinberg served on the committee. To read the report, click here.
Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research (2009)
The Committee on Health Research and the Privacy of Health Information concluded that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not protect privacy as well as it should, and that it impedes important health research. NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin served on the committee. To read the report, click here.
Developing a National Registry of Pharmacologic and Biologic Clinical Trials: Workshop Report (2006)
The Board on Health Sciences Policy explored the possibility of a clinical trial registry which would be transparent to the public, while also supporting innovation in development of new treatments. NHC President Myrl Weinberg served on the board. To read the report, click here.
Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation and the Board on Health Sciences Policy (2006)
The Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation and the Board on Health Sciences Policy examined a wide range of proposals to increase organ donation. NHC President Myrl Weinberg served on the board. To read the report, click here.
Exploring Challenges, Progress, and New Models for Engaging the Public in the Clinical Research Enterprise: Workshop Summary (2003)
The Institute of Medicine convened a Clinical Research Roundtable in 2000 to provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss various approaches to issues affecting the Clinical Research Enterprise. NHC President Myrl Weinberg was the moderator of the panel on participant-centered clinical research. Read a summary of the workshop by clicking here.
The Role of Purchasers and Payers in the Clinical Research Enterprise: Workshop Summary (2003)
In a workshop organized by the Institute of Medicine’s Clinical Research Roundtable, representatives from various stakeholder organizations explored what both purchasers and payers need from the Clinical Research Enterprise. NHC President Myrl Weinberg served on the Committee and authored a chapter in the workshop summary. To read the workshop summary, click here.
Enhancing the Vitality of the National Institutes of Health: Organizational Change to Meet New Challenges (2003)
The Committee on the Organizational Structure of the National Institutes of Health was created to determine the optimal NIH organizational structure given the context of 21st century biomedical research, recent rapid increases in resources, and evolving health concerns. NHC President Myrl Weinberg served on the committee. To read the report, click here.
Scientific Opportunities and Public Needs: Improving Priority Setting and Public Input at the National Institutes of Health (1998)
The Committee on the NIH Research Priority-Setting Process reviewed the NIH's research process and made recommendations for possible improvements. NHC President Myrl Weinberg served on the committee. Click here to read the report.