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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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Demonstrating the Value of Academic Medicine to a New Congress

A new AAMC initiative highlights academic medicine’s leading role in medical research and discovery, medical education and training, and health care delivery.

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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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments April 21, 2023 to the NIH on the agency’s plan to enhance public access to the results of NIH-supported research.

  • April 21, 2023
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The AAMC joined nearly 125 organizations in a letter to Congressional leaders urging their adoption of legislation to eliminate hepatitis C.

  • April 21, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments to a request for information from Rep. Miller-Meeks’ on the CDC.

  • April 21, 2023
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The AAMC joined other health care groups in a letter of support for the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act.

  • April 19, 2023
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The AAMC submitted written testimony in advance of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee’s hearing on federal health care workforce programs.

  • April 19, 2023
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AAMC comments on treatment of third-party payments for hospital specific DSH calculations.

  • April 18, 2023
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The AAMC joined members of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) in a statement.

  • April 14, 2023
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AAMC joins 151 organizations in support of $100 million for the CDC SDOH program for FY 24

  • April 13, 2023
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The AAMC commented Apr. 12 on the ONC’s draft US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) version 4

  • April 12, 2023
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AAMC does not support exclusion of certain Medicaid 1115 waiver days from the DSH calculation of the Medicaid fraction.

  • April 11, 2023
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Advocacy Caucus and Coalitions

The CAMC is a bipartisan group of Members of Congress that seeks to promote and recognize the important role that medical schools, teaching hospitals and faculty physicians play to improve the health of people everywhere.

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

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.

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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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