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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.

Confronting the Mental Health Crisis: The Value of a Team-Based Approach

On October 11, the AAMC held a virtual congressional briefing outlining the potential benefit of integrated behavioral health models.

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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Washington Highlights

Congressional leaders are negotiating topline spending levels for FY23 while the AAMC urges passage of FY23 spending bills by year’s end.

  • December 2, 2022
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The AAMC joined the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) on letters to Congress and the Biden administration on NSF funding priorities.

  • November 4, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC sent a letter to Congressional leaders highlighting 2022 year-end legislative priorities for academic medicine.

  • November 4, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

On Oct. 19, the AAMC signed on to the AI/AN Health Partners letter urging House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, to increase funding for the IHS.

  • October 19, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On Oct. 13, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration.

  • October 18, 2022
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The Senate and House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to extend federal funding through Dec. 16.

  • September 30, 2022
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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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Washington Highlights

On Sept. 14, the Senate HELP Committee held a hearing on the federal response to the monkeypox outbreak.

  • 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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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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