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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 Policy and Priorities

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Research

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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Workforce

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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Aug. 18 that it has developed a road map for the eventual end of the COVID-19 PHE.

  • Aug. 18, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joined 20+ health organizations urging the 11th Circuit to uphold an injunction against an Alabama ban on evidence-based care for transgender adolescents.

  • Aug. 17, 2022
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On Aug. 12, the House voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, sending the bill to President Joe Biden.

  • Aug. 15, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC and AHA filed an amicus brief opposing an Idaho law that makes it a felony for physicians to perform an abortion even in a medical emergency.

  • Aug. 15, 2022
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Press Release

The AAMCs statement on the appointment of Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as National Cancer Institute Director

  • Aug. 10, 2022
Press Release

The AAMC applauds the Senate for passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which would benefit patients by increasing access to care nationwide.

  • Aug. 8, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC signed a joint statement over a lawsuit that could result in loss of access to preventive health services for Americans with private health insurance.

  • Aug. 5, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On Aug. 5, the AAMC sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to renew the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

  • Aug. 5, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On Aug. 1, the CMS released the annual hospital IPPS final rule updating policies for Medicare payment and quality reporting and performance programs.

  • Aug. 5, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The HHS and the DOJ issued guidance on nondiscrimination in telehealth to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities and limited English proficiency.

  • Aug. 5, 2022
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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 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.

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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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