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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 Encouraged by SCOTUS Decision on Mifepristone Access

The AAMC issued a statement regarding the SCOTUS decision on a case about mifepristone access.

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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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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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Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement regarding the SCOTUS decision on a case about mifepristone access.

  • June 13, 2024
Press Release

Reps. Castor and Fitzpatrick introduce congressional resolution designating June 10-14 as Academic Medicine Week.

  • June 11, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to CMS on the FY 2025 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.

  • June 10, 2024
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC commented June 4 on discussion draft legislation intended to address drug shortages.

  • June 7, 2024
Washington Highlights

The OCR updated its FAQs to state that providers can request that Change Healthcare perform breach notification on their behalf.

  • June 7, 2024
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Washington Highlights

The House on June 5 passed the FY 2025 MilCon-VA spending bill along party lines.

  • June 7, 2024
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Washington Highlights

Reps. DeGette and Bucshon, MD, issued a June 6 RFI on furthering the work of the 21st Century Cures and the Cures 2.0 Acts.

  • June 7, 2024
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Washington Highlights

The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a June 4 hearing examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

  • June 7, 2024
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC submitted comments to the Department of Education applauding its efforts to provide targeted student debt relief.

  • June 7, 2024
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC urged the FTC, the HHS, and the DOJ to address concerns with the impact of private equity ownership and insurer consolidation on health care.

  • June 7, 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

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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