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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.

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

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule on July 7.

  • July 8, 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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The White House released a Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis on June 24.

  • July 1, 2022
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Press Release

The AAMC joins Biden administration pledge to decarbonize the health care sector, committing to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.

  • June 30, 2022
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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 22, the House of Representatives passed a bill to support mental health and a bill to authorize ARPA-H.

  • 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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On June 13, The AAMC responded to the FDA’s draft guidance on improving racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials.

  • June 24, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee leadership commenting on mental health and ARPA-H legislation

  • June 22, 2022
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On June 15, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of 340B hospitals in a case challenging the reduction of Medicare reimbursement rates for outpatient drugs.

  • 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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