Marc M. Boutin, JD
The National Health Council is made up of more than 125 national health-related organizations, divided into five membership categories:
The National Health Council’s (NHC) mission is to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable health care through a variety of public policy and programmatic efforts and rely on a broad base of support to achieve our mission.
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 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.