NHC Center of Educational Excellence


The National Health Council is a proponent of ensuring that the patient advocacy community is engaged in research, policy, medical-product development, quality-of-care, and value-of-treatment initiatives. To enhance the accessibility of this work to a broader audience, we have developed the NHC Center of Educational Excellence. Here you will find our webinar series on value and payment models as well as educational curriculums on quality measures and value assessments.

Increasing Patient-Community Capacity to Engage on Quality of Health Care

This online educational program, comprised of six modules, focuses on why quality is important in the current health care environment and how patients and patient organizations can become strong advocates for quality. View the program.

In the Pursuit of Value: An Introduction to Health Economics and Value Assessment

This program, comprised of seven modules, focuses on the basics of health economics and value assessment. Start the program.

PCOR Training: A Program for Rare Disease Patient Advocates

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) recognized that to improve rare-disease patient engagement, training and support are needed. The NHC partnered with NORD and the University of Maryland to provide training on patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) for the NORD membership. View the training program.


Watch our past webinars.