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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Washington Highlights

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

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The AAMC sent a letter to Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.), in response to RFI on the regulation of Laboratory Developed Tests.

  • April 2, 2024
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On April 1, the AAMC submitted comments on the SUSTAIN 340B Act and a related request for information (RFI)

  • April 1, 2024
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AAMC joins over 170 organizations in the CDC Coalition in support of at least $11.581 billion for the CDC in FY 25.

  • March 26, 2024
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AAMC submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the updated NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science, 2023-2028

  • March 15, 2024
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The AAMC joined a letter requesting Gainful Employment/ Financial Value Transparency Reporting Requirements be delayed

  • March 14, 2024
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The GMEAC issued a letter of support for the Substance Use Disorder Act of 2024 on March 12.

  • March 13, 2024
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AAMC joins more than 20 health groups urging affirmance of preliminary injunction against Idaho ban on gender-affirming care provided to adolescents.

  • March 12, 2024
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The AAMC submitted a statement for the record for the March 12 House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on home health on March 12.

  • March 12, 2024
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The AAMC joins 14 other organizations in ACE group letter urging Congress to oppose the cost offset for BWPA to ensure participation in federal lending programs

  • Feb. 27, 2024
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The AAMC joined 51 other organizations in a sign-on letter in support of the House Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act.

  • Feb. 27, 2024
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AAMC Champion of Academic Medicine Award

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

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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.

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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.

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