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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 Virtual Congressional Briefing on Integrated Behavioral Health

The AAMC will hold a virtual congressional briefing, “Confronting the Mental Health Crisis: The Value of a Team-Based Approach,” on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, from 12-1 p.m. ET.

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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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Community Engagement Ethics
Washington Highlights

On June 17, the AAMC Center for Health Justice responded to an RFI from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health on determinants of health.

  • June 24, 2022
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On June 16, The AAMC commented on the National Institute on Drug Abuse Racial Equity Initiative Action Plan.

  • June 24, 2022
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The AAMC submitted a May 27 letter in response to an NIGMS RFI, “Improving Biomedical Research Training, Career Progression, and the Educational Environment.”

  • June 3, 2022
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The AAMC Center for Health Justice hosted a Maternal Health Incubator on May 24-25 to discuss opportunities to improve maternal health through data.

  • May 27, 2022
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On March 30, the AAMC responded to an OSTP RFI on how digital technologies are used to transform community health, individual wellness, and health equity.

  • April 8, 2022
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The AAMC on April 1 submitted a letter in response to an RFI on the NIH-wide strategic plan for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

  • April 8, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health on proposed updates and long-term considerations for the genomic data sharing policy.

  • February 25, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health on proposed updates and long-term considerations for the genomic data sharing policy.

  • February 25, 2022
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The AAMC participated in a Nov. 15 congressional and coalition briefing on social determinants of health and health equity.

  • November 19, 2021
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The AAMC submitted comments on Nov. 19 to PCORI regarding a potential new funding initiative to inform the science of engagement.

  • November 19, 2021

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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