NHC Center of Educational Excellence



The National Health Council encourages patients and patient advocates to be engaged in research, policy, medical-product development, quality-of-care, and value-of-treatment initiatives. We have developed the NHC Center of Educational Excellence, an e-learning resource, to help patients and patient advocates understand complex topics related to patient centricity in health care. Here you will find our webinar series on value and payment models as well as educational curriculums on quality measures and value assessments.

Increasing Patient-Community Capacity to Engage on Quality of Health Care

This online educational program, comprised of six modules, focuses on why quality is important in the current health care environment and how patients and patient organizations can become strong advocates for quality. View the program.

In the Pursuit of Value: An Introduction to Health Economics and Value Assessment

  This program, comprised of seven modules, focuses on the basics of health economics and value assessment. Start the program.

PCOR Training: A Program for Rare Disease Patient Advocates

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) recognized that to improve rare-disease patient engagement, training and support are needed. The NHC partnered with NORD and the University of Maryland to provide training on patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) for the NORD membership. View the training program.

NHC Webinars

The NHC regularly hosts webinars on topics including Alternative Payment Models and Clinical Outcome Assessment, which help the patient advocacy community learn about complex issues in health care. Watch our past webinars.

PFMD’s Patient Engagement Industry Training

Our partner organization, Patient-Focused Medicines Development (PFMD) offers training on meaningful patient engagement for health industry professionals. Learn more here.

EUPATI Training Course Patient Experts in Medicines Research & Development

The European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI) Training Programme includes six online modules to introduce participants to drug development and patient involvement along the drug development cycle. View them here