National Advisory Council


  • The NHSC is calling for nominations for its National Advisory Council (NACNHSC) for three-year term positions available after December 2018.
  • Completed nominations for individuals with a background in primary care, oral health and mental/behavioral health should be submitted electronically to by July 12, 2018.
  • For required documentation, information about the Council, and specific selection criteria please refer to the Federal Register Notice (PDF - 172 KB).
  • Contact the Designated Federal Officer, Diane Fabiyi-King with any questions.

The National Advisory Council (NAC) on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is an advisory committee comprised of a diverse group of primary care clinicians, NHSC Alumni, faculty, site administrators, community representatives and others who are experts in the recruitment and retention of clinicians and practice sites for the NHSC.

The NACNHSC advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration Administrator and the Director of the NHSC on national policies related to the NHSC and identifies strategic priorities for the Corps.


  • 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.