National Advisory Council

The National Advisory Council (NAC) on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is a group of health care providers and administrators who are experts in the issues that communities with a shortage of primary care professionals face in meeting their health care needs. The NAC is a frontline source of information to the NHSC senior management.

The National Advisory Council is committed to effectively implementing its mandate to advise the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, by designation, the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration.


  • Serve as a forum to identify the priorities for the NHSC and bring forward and anticipate future program issues and concerns through ongoing communication with program staff, professional organizations, communities and program participants.
  • Function as a sounding board for proposed policy changes by utilizing the varying levels of expertise represented on the Council to advise on specific program areas.
  • Develop and distribute white papers and briefs that clearly state issues and/or concerns relating to the NHSC with specific recommendations for necessary policy revisions.