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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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Testimony & Correspondence
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments on the 340B Administrative Dispute Resolution process proposed rule.

  • January 27, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments in response to the request for information regarding essential health benefits issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service

  • January 27, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments Jan. 25 to the AHRQ in response to a RFI on creating a national Action Alliance to advance patient and workforce safety.

  • January 25, 2023
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The AAMC joined other health care groups in a letter to Congress requesting action on Medicare physician payment system reform.

  • January 23, 2023
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AAMC submitted comments to the FDA for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Protection of Human Subjects and Institutional Review Boards.

  • December 28, 2022
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AAMC submitted comments to the FDA for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Institutional Review Boards; Cooperative Research.

  • December 28, 2022
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The AAMC led a letter with nearly 90 members of the VA research stakeholder community urging Senate VA Committee leaders to pass the VIPER act this congress.

  • December 9, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments to CMS on its request for feedback on a potential future national directory of healthcare providers and services.

  • December 6, 2022
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The AAMC joined 93 members of the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition in a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging

  • December 6, 2022
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The AAMC joined over 100 provider groups in a letter to Congress urging them to eliminate pending Medicare cuts.

  • December 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 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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