U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Health Council - NHC

Organization URL(s)


Other Contact Information

1730 M Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-4561
202-973-0552 (Voice)
202-785-5923 (FAX)


The National Health Council (NHC), founded in 1920, is a nonprofit association of health organizations, including voluntary health agencies, professional and membership associations, nonprofit voluntary organizations with an interest in health, and health-related businesses. NHC promotes public accountability of voluntary health agencies by their compliance to both financial and performance standards; facilitates problem solving and mutual efforts among the membership in community health promotion, volunteer initiatives, and varied issues and concerns which impact health; conducts briefings and seminars; publishes manuals; and stimulates awareness of health career opportunities for young people.

Print Resources

NHC publishes "Health Groups in Washington," as well as a number of directories and publications related to non-profit, patient-based organizations.

Review Date

Monday, Mar 28, 2011