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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. Learn more about the AAMC’s priorities for the 118th Congress.

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U.S. House Members Introduce Resolution Designating June 10-14 as Academic Medicine Week

Reps. Castor and Fitzpatrick introduce congressional resolution designating June 10-14 as Academic Medicine Week.

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AAMC Policy and Priorities



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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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 submitted comments to the NIH on the NIH-wide strategic plan for sexual and gender minority health research.

  • July 15, 2024
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The VA issued a July 1 RFP for sponsoring institutions that want to participate in the PPGMER.

  • July 12, 2024
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The ONC July 10 released new proposals to advance EHR interoperability and improve information sharing. 

  • July 12, 2024
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The CMS released the CY 2025 OPPS proposed rule addressing Medicare outpatient payment policies and quality proposals for hospitals.  

  • July 12, 2024
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On July 11, the CMS released the CY 2025 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. 

  • July 12, 2024
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The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 11 approved the FY 2025 VA Spending Bill by unanimous vote.

  • July 12, 2024
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The House Appropriations Committee on July 9 approved the FY 2025 NSF spending bill on a party line vote.

  • July 12, 2024
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The House Appropriations Committee approved on July 10 the FY 2025 HHS spending bill on a party line vote.

  • July 12, 2024
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The AAMC joined a July 7 letter with 163 other organizations opposing proposed cuts to the CDC in the House FY 2025 Labor-HHS appropriations bill.

  • July 12, 2024
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The AAMC joined a June 28 letter with 130 other organizations requesting robust funding for HRSA’s Telehealth Resource Center Program in FY 2025.

  • July 12, 2024
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AAMC Champion of Academic Medicine Award

This award recognizes members of Congress and staff for extraordinary leadership in support of the academic medicine community.

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Advocacy Coalitions

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 GME Advocacy Coalition (GMEAC) is a group of organizations dedicated to the expansion and preservation of Medicare-supported graduate medical education.

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.

FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical, and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations.

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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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