aamc.org does not support this web browser.

Advocacy & Policy

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) works with policymakers and other leaders to advance policy priorities that strengthen the nation’s health and well-being.

Through policies that affect health care delivery, research, education, health equity, and more, the federal government is a key partner in sustaining the vitality of the nation’s academic medicine ecosystem, which is essential to improving the health of all. Learn more about the AAMC’s priorities for the 118th Congress.

Diverse group of doctors stacking hands in an operating room table.

AAMC Endorses Resolution Recognizing the Importance of DEI in Medical Education

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of DEI in medical education.

AAMC Policy and Priorities



AAMC-member institutions endeavor to prepare a diverse medical research workforce and champion an environment where medical discovery can flourish. This strong commitment is key to innovation that benefits patients.

Explore Research Priorities

doctor in a coat

Clinical Care

AAMC-member teaching hospitals and faculty physicians cultivate and provide high-quality health care, especially for complex and vulnerable patients -- many of whom are unable to receive care elsewhere.

Explore Clinical Care Priorities

Doctor talking to mother and son at community outreach program

Investing in Healthier Communities

Academic medical centers serve at the crossroads of community health, health equity, and population health and are actively working to prevent and address persistent public health challenges.

Explore Healthier Communities

two doctors


AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals play a crucial role in preparing future physicians who help create a healthier future for all with innovative graduate medical education.

Explore Workforce Priorities

Capitol building, Washington, DC

Washington Highlights

Washington Highlights is a weekly newsletter that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting academic medicine.

Subscribe to receive weekly Hill and regulatory updates to your inbox.


Find Advocacy & Policy Content

  • Recent
  • Relevance

Filter Results

Custom Date Range
Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
1 - 10 of 1228 results
Testimony & Correspondence
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined a letter to HHS urging the agency to better clarify UHG’s data breach reporting requirements following the Change cyberattack.

  • May 20, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to the CMS in response to a request for information focused data in Medicare Advantage plans.

  • May 17, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC applauds Department of Education proposed rule that would support medical student borrowers engaged in Federal student loan repayment.

  • May 17, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Joins Letter of Support to the Appropriations Committee for an increase in FY 2024 funding for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program.

  • May 16, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined other hospital groups in a letter to UHG CEO Andrew Witty regarding a recent data breach.

  • May 8, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted testimony for a Senate HELP Committee hearing on the Severe Shortage of Minority Health Care Professionals and the Maternal Health Crisis

  • May 2, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC submitted comments to FDA on the proposed guidance, Key Information and Facilitating Understanding in Informed Consent.

  • April 30, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joins over 73 organizations urging the Senate Committee on Appropriations to provide $268.1 million for Community and Youth Violence Prevention.

  • April 30, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joins over 73 organizations urging the House Committee on Appropriations to provide $268.1 million for Community and Youth Violence Prevention.

  • April 30, 2024
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

Group letter requesting a $340 million for Public Health Data Modernization and $100 million for the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics at the CDC.

  • April 30, 2024
  • PDF
The east side of the US Capitol in the early morning.

AAMC Champion of Academic Medicine Award

This award recognizes members of Congress and staff for extraordinary leadership in support of the academic medicine community.

Learn more

Advocacy Coalitions

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research supports enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research conducted and supported by the NIH.

The GME Advocacy Coalition (GMEAC) is a group of organizations dedicated to the expansion and preservation of Medicare-supported graduate medical education.

The HPNEC advocates for continued support for the health professions and nursing workforce development programs critical to providing continued services to underserved and minority communities.

FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical, and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations.

Questions for the Office of Government Relations?

Email Us
AAMC Action

AAMC Action – Let’s Raise Our Voices Together

We are a community of students, residents, researchers, faculty members, physicians, and others who advocate on behalf of academic medicine to improve the health of people everywhere.

Join Us