The APCD Council is a learning collaborative of government, private, non-profit, and academic organizations focused on improving the development and deployment of state-based all payer claims databases (APCDs). The Council is convened and coordinated by the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice (NHIHPP) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO).
The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is a national non-profit membership and educational association dedicated to improving health care data collection and use. NAHDO's members include state and private health data organizations that maintain statewide health care databases and stakeholders of these databases. NAHDO is a cofounder and member of the All Payer Claims Database (APCD) Council, which provides leadership and technical assistance to states implementing APCDs.
Created in 1999, the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) is an applied research institute located withing the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). IHPP currently employs 25 staff members, and its project scope includes regional and national work. The Institute founded the APCD Council in 2006 after a joint meeting between Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.