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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 Joins Biden Administration Pledge to Decarbonize Health Care Sector

On June 30, the AAMC joined the Biden administration in a White House event with HHS to pledge meaningful action to decarbonize the health care sector and make health care facilities more resilient to the effects of climate change.

AAMC Policy and Priorities

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Research

AAMC member institutions endeavor to prepare a diverse medical research workforce and champion an environment in which medical discovery can flourish. A strong commitment to discovery 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 provides academic medicine-related news and  health policy information from Capitol Hill and the federal agencies.

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The AAMC joined over 100 organizations in urging Congress to increase funding for CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative and Center for Forecasting and Outbreak A

  • April 27, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments April 25 to Department of Homeland Security proposals to define key terms for public charge ground of inadmissibility

  • April 25, 2022
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AAMC comments on OSHA COVID-19 ETS Comment Period Reopening

  • April 20, 2022
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AAMC comments on Medicaid Request for Information

  • April 14, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 30 public health organizations in urging Congress to increase funding for the CDC’s Climate and Health Program in FY 2023.

  • April 8, 2022
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The AAMC joined a community letter urging Congressional leaders to remove provisions related to gain of function research from the competitiveness bills under c

  • April 7, 2022
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AAMC asks OSHA to extend deadline for comment on health care Emergency Temporary Standard

  • April 5, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 200 members of the CDC Coalition in a letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Committee leaders recommending $11 billion for

  • April 1, 2022
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The AAMC submitted an April 1 letter in response to an RFI on the NIH-wide strategic plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility.

  • April 1, 2022
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Amicus Brief for Texas Supreme Court

  • April 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.

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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