Resources

Washington Representatives Retreat

The National Health Council invites you to register for this years Washington Representatives Retreat. 

Each year, the National Health Council (NHC) hosts the Washington Representatives Retreat, a two-day event to gather staff from NHC member organizations to address strategic, operational, and development issues in the health policy environment.

NHC 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.

 

NHC Annual Health Leadership Conference

Each year, the National Health Council hosts a 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. 

Highlights from these important meetings are available to all NHC members and the public.

30th Annual Health Leadership Conference, Tampa, Florida. February 8-10, 2017.

Giving Guide

Patient advocacy organizations need your support to advance the development of new treatments and cures and to improve access to appropriate health care for people with chronic conditions.

To ensure your donation goes to a worthy patient organization, the National Health Council (NHC) has created this easy-to-use Giving Guide, which lists the nation’s leading national patient advocacy organizations that meet the highest levels of transparency, accountability, and ethical practice. 

Standards of Excellence Certification Program

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. The standards cover the areas of governance, human resources, programs, fundraising, finance, accounting and reporting, and evaluation.

Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups bring together staff from member organizations who share similar responsibilities. They gather to discuss issues common to their area of work and offer advice to National Health Council staff.


Chief Development Officers Affinity Group

This group of chief development officers from NHC members meets to share examples of best practices and discuss common concerns, such as policy and regulatory issues that impact income development.
 

Action Teams

Action Teams are comprised of participants from all National Health Council (NHC) member categories. Action Teams operationalize the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors and GRAG. Each team meets monthly to discuss the issues in its assigned area, vet policy and position statements, and develop advocacy strategies. Action Teams are an important and integral part of the policy-making function of the NHC.

The current NHC Action Teams are

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