Resources

These resources provide NHC member organizations with access to information, best practices, model policies, events, publications, and other resources to enhance the operation of their organization and better achieve their mission and goals.

Standards of Excellence®

The National Health Council (NHC) has adopted a set of good operating practices to ensure that its patient advocacy group members (also known as voluntary health agencies) maintain the highest standards of organizational effectiveness and public stewardship. 

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Health Leadership Conference

Each year, the National Health Council hosts an Annual Health Leadership Conference for key stakeholders in the health community to informally meet, share information about emerging issues in health care and nonprofit organization management, and to learn from nationally recognized experts and each other.

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CM/SO Conference

The NHC hosts this annual, two-day meeting for Chief Medical and Scientific Officers that brings together research leaders from a variety of patient organizations, nonprofit health groups, and industry, to offer a rare opportunity to connect, communicate, and network.

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Washington Representatives Retreat

Annually, the NHC hosts this two-day retreat that allows government relations, public policy, and advocacy staff from NHC patient and nonprofit member organizations to gather and discuss strategic, operational, and policy development issues in the health care environment for the following year’s activities.

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NHC Publications

The National Health Council produces an array of publications for the public, such as Council Currents, the Management Compensation Report, and Health Groups in Washington. The NHC also produces the VHA Revenue Survey, which is available for members only. 

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Job Bank

The National Health Council has created this special page for its members to post job openings and to foster the unique talent pool of patient advocacy organizations. For more information on posting a job, click here.

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Action Teams

Action teams are comprised of participants from all National Health Council (NHC) member categories and are charged with exploring select policy topics each year. Members discuss assigned issues and vet policy and position statements.

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Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups bring together staff from NHC members who share similar responsibilities within their organizations. They gather to discuss issues common to their area of work and offer advice to NHC staff.

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