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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.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.

AAMC Statement on Anthony Fauci, MD, Stepping Down From Government Service

The AAMC issued a statement in response to the announcement that Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will step down in December 2022.

August 22, 2022

AAMC Statement

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

The AAMC joined nearly 115 organizations and institutions in a letter urging Appropriations Committee leaders to work swiftly to pass FY 2023 appropriations bil

  • September 19, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On Sept. 13, the AAMC sent a letter to congressional leadership outlining the organization’s priorities and urging action on important pending legislation.

  • September 16, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Letter to Congressional Leadership on Continuing Resolution and Emergency Supplemental Funding

  • September 13, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On July 28, Senate Democrats released all 12 draft FY 2023 appropriations bills, which include increases for Veterans Affairs and science agencies.

  • July 29, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On July 28, Senate Democrats released all 12 draft FY 2023 appropriations bills, which include increases for programs impacting academic medicine.

  • July 29, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On July 28, Senate Democrats released all 12 draft FY 2023 appropriations bills, which include increases for Veterans Affairs and science agencies.

  • July 29, 2022
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Press Release

AAMC Statement on House Committee Passage of Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2023

  • July 1, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The House Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2023 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill on June 23.

  • July 1, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The House appropriations subcommittee approved its FY 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill on June 23.

  • June 24, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The House Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee marked up and approved its FY 2023 spending bill on June 15.

  • June 17, 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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