Membership Directory


The National Health Council is made up of more than 125 national health-related organizations, divided into five membership categories:

  • Voluntary Health Agencies (also known as patient advocacy organizations)
  • Professional and Membership Associations
  • Nonprofit Organizations with an Interest in Health
  • Business and Industry
  • Associate Members

The National Health Council brings together diverse stakeholders within the health community to work for health care that meets the personal needs and goals of people with chronic diseases and disabilities.


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Voluntary Health Agencies

Also known as patient advocacy organizations, VHAs are composed of individuals, both lay and professional, voluntarily and democratically organized. Their mission is to combat a particular disease, disability, or group of diseases and disabilities, or to improve and protect the health of a particular group of people.

Alpha-1 Foundation ALS Association
Alzheimer's Association American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
American Cancer Society American Diabetes Association
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention American Heart Association
American Kidney Fund American Liver Foundation
Amputee Coalition Arthritis Foundation
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Barth Syndrome Foundation
Beyond Celiac Celiac Disease Foundation
Charcot-Marie Tooth Association Colorectal Cancer Alliance
COPD Foundation Cure SMA
Food Allergy Research & Education Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
Huntington's Disease Society of America Hydrocephalus Association
Immune Deficiency Foundation LAM Foundation
Lung Cancer Alliance Lupus Foundation of America
Marfan Foundation Mended Hearts
Mental Health America Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
Myositis Association National Alopecia Areata Foundation
National Blood Clot Alliance National Eczema Association
National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias National Hemophilia Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society National Organization for Rare Disorders
National Osteoporosis Foundation National Psoriasis Foundation
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
PKD Foundation Prevent Blindness
Prevent Cancer Foundation RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation Spina Bifida Association
The Epilepsy Foundation The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Spondylitis Association of America Tourette Association of America
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

Professional and Membership Associations

These associations are health-related organizations consisting primarily of individuals, or of state and local groups of individuals, meeting stated qualifications of training or experience. Other membership associations are health-related associations of individuals or institutions, including alliances and coalitions.

Nonprofit Organizations with an Interest in Health


These members are organizations that are considered to be primarily vendors. Associate Members have all member privileges, except they are not allowed to be represented on the Council's Board of Directors or Nominating Committee and cannot vote at meetings of the entire membership.