Putting Patients First® reflects NHC’s commitment to ensuring that there is a credible, relevant, and accessible platform that

  • Educates people with chronic conditions and family caregivers about their health care options, and
  • Energizes and mobilizes them to actively shape the issues that affect their health care.

About National Health Council

Founded in 1920, the National Health Council (NHC) is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 100 national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC's core membership includes the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations, which control its governance and policy-making process. Other members include professional and membership associations, nonprofit organizations with an interest in health, and representatives from the pharmaceutical, generic drug, insurance, medical device, and biotechnology industries.