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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 joined 51 other organizations in a sign-on letter in support of the Senate Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act.

  • Feb. 27, 2024
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The AAMC joined the Friends of AHRQ in a letter to appropriators urging no less than $500 million for AHRQ in FY 2025.

  • Feb. 24, 2024
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The AAMC joined 215 organizations in support of extending telehealth waivers.

  • Feb. 22, 2024
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AAMC joins 58 other organizations in a group letter endorsing the Dr. Lorna Breen Healthcare Provider Protection Reauthorization Act

  • Feb. 15, 2024
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AAMC joins 54 other organization in a letter expressing strong support for U.S. vaccine safety systems to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pande

  • Feb. 15, 2024
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AAMC endorses Dr. Lorna Breen Healthcare Provider Protection Reauthorization Act

  • Feb. 14, 2024
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The AAMC joined more than 170 national, state, and local organizations in a sign-on letter urging congressional leadership to avoid cuts to the Prevention Fund.

  • Feb. 5, 2024
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AAMC critiqued a proposed interagency guidance framework for march-in under the Bayh-Dole Act and recommended its withdrawal.

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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The AAMC joined other hospital associations in a brief urging the Supreme Court to review a case regarding the formula for calculating DSH payments.

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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The AAMC and five other higher education associations submit a joint letter opposing the proposed march-in framework.

  • Feb. 1, 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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