A Coral Gables man recently was elected to the National Health Council’s board of directors.
John Walsh, president, CEO and Co-Founder of Alpha-1 Foundation — a Gables organization committed to finding a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency — will be representing “voluntary health agencies” at the Council, effective Jan. 1.
“The National Health Council is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of representatives from it's various membership categories,” according to a news release. “Board members set the strategic direction and establish policy to guide the NHC in meeting its mission to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.”
According to their website, “the mission of the National Health Council is to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.” Their vision is to see a “world in which all people receive health care that meets their personal needs and goals.”
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The NHC’s goals are to “to improve the health of all people, increase support for health research, and strengthen the community of patient advocacy organizations.”