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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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined over 150 members of the CDC Coalition in a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders recommending $10.45 billion for the CDC.

  • November 11, 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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Press Release

The AAMC and 45 health professional and educational organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of consideration of race in higher education admissions

  • July 29, 2022
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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Press Release

The AAMC released a statement on Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson women’s health organization on June 24.

  • June 24, 2022
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Washington Highlights

Federal officials testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on the COVID-19 response on June 16.

  • June 17, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC submitted testimony and letters to congressional appropriators and authorizers detailing recommendations for fiscal year 2023 funding priorities.

  • May 27, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted testimony to the House Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee including funding recommendations for Department of HHS programs in FY 2023.

  • May 26, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined more than 100 organizations in a letter to appropriators urging a healthy 302(b) allocation for the Labor-HHS appropr. subcommittee in FY 2023

  • May 16, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On May 11, the AAMC and coalitions convened by the association submitted testimony to Senate appropriators on FY 2023 HHS funding recommendations

  • May 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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