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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.

Academic Medicine - What starts here saves lives

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.

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 AAMC released a statement on the U.S. District Court ruling to return a funding dispute back to HHS to remedy delayed payments to 340B hospitals.

  • January 11, 2023
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The AAMC released a statement commenting on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 that would fund the federal government through the end of FY 2023.

  • December 20, 2022
Capitol building, Washington, DC
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The AAMC announced Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP, as its next chief public policy officer.

  • October 3, 2022
Capitol Hill, Washington
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The AAMC and the National Academy of Medicine issued a joint statement on violence against health care workers.

  • September 30, 2022
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The AAMC issued a statement commending the Senate Finance Committee for bipartisan work to find solutions to the country’s mental and behavioral health crisis.

  • September 22, 2022
Capitol building, Washington, DC
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The AAMC issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will step down in December 2022.

  • August 22, 2022
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The AAMCs statement on the appointment of Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as National Cancer Institute Director

  • August 10, 2022
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The AAMC applauds the Senate for passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which would benefit patients by increasing access to care nationwide.

  • August 8, 2022
U.S. Capitol
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The AAMC's statement applauding Congress for the House passage of Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022.

  • July 28, 2022
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AAMC Statement on House Committee Passage of Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2023

  • July 1, 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 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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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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