The National Health Council is made up of more than 100 national health-related organizations, divided into five membership categories:
The National Health Council (NHC) envisions a society in which all people have access to quality health care that respects personal goals and aspirations, and is designed around the patient experience to promote their best possible health outcomes.
To accomplish this, our membership includes the nation’s most trusted patient advocacy organizations, as well as professional and membership associations, nonprofit organizations with an interest in health, and major branded and generic pharmaceutical, health insurance, medical device, and biotechnology companies.
To be eligible for membership in the National Health Council, all organizations must meet the following criteria:
- The organization is national in scope.
- The organization has been in operation for more than three years.
In addition, the following criteria apply to specific membership categories.
The National Health Council is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of representatives from our various membership categories. Board members set the strategic direction and establish policy to guide the NHC in meeting its mission to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.
Effective January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
The National Health Council is the only organization of its kind that harnesses the collective power of the patient community to confront systemic health care issues that affect all patients, regardless of disease or disability. The NHC helps to set the agenda for public policy and education initiatives that further a common goal of providing a united voice for people with chronic conditions and their family caregivers.