RSVP: Ensuring the Patient Voice in Quality: An Educational Program for Patient Groups and Advocates

On February 15, 2018, the National Health Council (NHC) will host a day-long workshop, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., tailored to the needs of patient advocacy organizations on engaging in quality measurement, programs, and research, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. (1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036). View the agenda and presentation materials. The workshop is free to attend for patient advocacy organizations and scholarships are available to attend. Please RSVP by completing the webform at the bottom of the page. 


Scholarships Available:

This educational program on quality was designed with a “train-the-trainer” approach in mind. The intent is to train patient advocacy group staff members so that they, in turn, can educate their patient communities on quality. However, we acknowledge that it is often challenging for patient-group staff to attend a day-long program due to their daily responsibilities and the burden it may place on their organizations.  In addition to the program being free for patient advocacy organizations, sixty scholarships of $400 are available, one per organization, to help support attendance at the program. To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form. Selection will be based on need. There is no deadline for submission; however, scholarships will be awarded until all awards are made. Therefore, applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible. 

Registration fees:

FREE for patient advocacy organizations (scholarships are also available to help support attendance at the program)

$195 for NHC members (other non-profits and professional/membership associations that are not patient advocacy organizations)*

$295 for NHC members (Business and industry, and affiliate categories)*

$695 for General Registration Fee*

*To complete your registration, please fill out the credit card authorization form (linked above) and send back to Jason Harris at