National Council on Disabilities NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of Presidential and Congressional appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chair, Andrés J. Gallegos and a full-time professional staff.
Multiple Healthcare Policy resources can be found in the numerous official NCD chair written advocacy correspondences found under https://www.ncd.gov/policy/health-care
“Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, policy guidance, barriers, promising practices, and health care models.
Publications focus on reform initiatives and consumer directed physical and mental health care. Publications consider a variety of stakeholder groups, including people on tribal lands and members of other diverse cultural groups, people in need of long-term services and supports, youth, and veterans.”