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    AAMC and AAMC-led Coalitions Submit FY24 Funding Priorities to Senate Appropriators

    Christa Wagner, Manager, Government Relations
    Katherine Cruz, Legislative Analyst
    For Media Inquiries

    On May 17, the AAMC and AAMC-led coalitions — the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research and the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) — submitted written outside witness testimony reiterating fiscal year (FY) 2024 funding priorities to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee.  

    The AAMC testimony reiterated its FY 2024 funding recommendations of $51 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as supported by the Ad Hoc Group; $500 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; $1.51 billion for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs, as supported by the HPNEC; $738 million for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program; and at least $11.6 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

    In its testimony, the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research provided additional detail regarding the need to invest in medical research to facilitate improved health and greater scientific advances. The HPNEC FY 2024 testimony highlighted health provider shortages and stressed the importance of investing in the HRSA Title VII and VIII health workforce development programs, citing the different programs’ achievements for academic year 2021-2022.