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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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AAMC legislative priorities including, HRSA Title VII workforce programs, GME, Community College Pathway, the Pathway to Practice program and Health Equity

  • September 28, 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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Testimony & Correspondence

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

  • May 11, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined nearly 300 organizations in urging Congress to provide $35 million for the CDC and $25 million for the NIH for gun violence prevention research.

  • April 28, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined over 100 organizations in urging Congress to increase funding for CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative and Center for Forecasting and Outbreak A

  • April 27, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined nearly 30 public health organizations in urging Congress to increase funding for the CDC’s Climate and Health Program in FY 2023.

  • April 8, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined nearly 200 members of the CDC Coalition in a letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Committee leaders recommending $11 billion for

  • April 1, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined nearly 40 stakeholders in a letter of support to Reps. Ami Bera and Scott Peters for introducing the Tracking Pathogens Act.

  • March 25, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to the Senate HELP Committee in response to release of the PREVENT Pandemics Act discussion draft.

  • February 4, 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

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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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