We are the United Patient Voice.
More than 160 million Americans live with a chronic disease or disability – many without effective treatments or a cure. We are working to change this.
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We Bring Together the Entire Health Community
We Advance Meaningful Patient Engagement
We Rely on Diverse Funding Sources
How We Get Things Done
2018 NHC Chief Medical/Scientific Officers Conference
Sharing Patient-Centered Outcomes Data: Building A Better Mousetrap Based on Learnings from the Research Community is the theme for the 2018 NHC Chief Medical/Scientific Officers Conference, October 15-16 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s keynote will focus on best practices for patient-focused drug development, including how to best collect, store, integrate, and learn from the findings.
Health Care Reform
The National Health Council will continue to take a leadership role to ensure the people who need health insurance coverage most - those with chronic diseases and disabilities – are considered in any efforts to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Reducing Health Care Costs
The NHC developed a patient-centered framework for reducing health care costs with three driving principles: promote high-value care; stimulate research and competition; and curb costs responsibly. The NHC and its members identified four main policy priority areas that have the potential to reduce costs for patients and the health care system.
Standards of Excellence
The National Health Council demands the highest standards of accountability and ethical practice from its patient advocacy group members to assure the public that these organizations are worthy of support.