Health Advisory Council Newsletter | 2017 Q3

Health Advisory Council Newsletter Fall 2017

Welcome to the Q3 issue of the Health Advisory Council Newsletter. This quarter, NCL and Council Members have been active on many fronts. Please see our policy updates, a new Q&A with the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health, Member updates, and more.

events.png Save the date! NCL Trumpeter Awards

We hope you will join us on October 25 in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for NCL’s Trumpeter Awards Dinner. Many of you know and work with Dr. Janet Woodcock, Director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). We are delighted to honor Dr. Woodcock with NCL’s Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award. Kelley was NCL’s leader for our first 33 years and a towering figure in the Progressive Era. NCL will also honor Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) with the 2017 Trumpeter Awards. The sponsorship deadline is October 6! For more information, please contact Lee Granados, NCL senior director of development, at or (202) 207-2829.

1health_icon.png NCL health policy at work 

Defending the ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid

As part of the Protect Our Care coalition, NCL continues to be actively engaged in the nationwide effort to protect the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid through statements, letters, and social media channels. Like many of you, we are working with our colleagues in the consumer, patient, and public health communities to support a bipartisan effort that will strengthen and improve the Affordable Care Act and shore up, not undermine, the healthcare marketplace.   

Click here for more NCL health policy updates.  

1spotlight_icon.png Member spotlight

Get to know the FDA Office of Women’s Health with a new Member Q&A.

1members.png Updates on Member programs

Get the latest updates on programs, policy, and initiatives from our Members, including AARP, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Association for Accessible Medicines, and many more.

1staff-icon.jpgStay tuned for upcoming meeting

We are in the process of planning our end-of-year Health Advisory Council Membership meeting for November/December. We look forward to having you join us and will let you know the date as soon as it is confirmed.    

1listen.png We want to hear from you!

If you have time-sensitive information and updates you’d like to share with the Health Advisory Council in between NCL’s quarterly newsletters, please contact Karin Bolte ( or Janay Johnson (, and we will be happy to forward your materials to the Council membership. We also encourage you to contact us with your ideas and suggestions for Council activities.


National Consumers League
Published September 26, 2017