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.”
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.”