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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.

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AAMC Statement on President Biden’s Intention to Appoint Monica Bertagnolli

The AAMC supports President Biden’s intention to appoint Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as the new director for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the NIH.

August 10, 2022

AAMC Statement

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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined over 70 stakeholders in a letter to HELP Committee leaders expressing concern about the VALID Act of 2022

  • May 22, 2022
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The AAMC joined more than 100 organizations in a letter to appropriators urging a healthy 302(b) allocation for the Labor-HHS appropr. subcommittee in FY 2023

  • May 16, 2022
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The AAMC submitted responses to the House Ways and Means Committee’s RFI on the climate crisis and health care sector.

  • May 13, 2022
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The AAMC submitted testimony to the Senate Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee including funding recommendations for Department of HHS programs in FY 2023.

  • May 11, 2022
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The AAMC submitted a statement for the record to Congressional VA Committees on the importance of VA affiliations with U.S. medical schools and teaching hospita

  • May 11, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 400 stakeholders in a letter to appropriators urging a significant increase in the Labor-HHS-Education 302(b) allocation in FY 2023.

  • May 10, 2022
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Plaintiffs challenging the law have asked the court for an injunction preventing enforcement

  • May 4, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 80 FOVA member organizations in funding recommendations for the VA research program for FY 2023.

  • April 29, 2022
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  • April 28, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 300 organizations in urging Congress to provide $35 million for the CDC and $25 million for the NIH for gun violence prevention research.

  • April 28, 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.

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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