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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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Judiciary Branch Interprofessionalism
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
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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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On May 6, 2022, the AAMC reaffirmed its commitment to the physician-patient relationship and access to safe and effective reproductive health care.

  • May 6, 2022
Washington Highlights

The AAMC submitted comments on Nov. 19 to PCORI regarding a potential new funding initiative to inform the science of engagement.

  • November 19, 2021
Press Release

The AAMC released a statement in response to the Supreme Courts decision to hear arguments in the 340B Drug Pricing Cuts Case.

  • July 2, 2021
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The AAMC issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in California v. Texas, in which the court dismissed the case based on lack of standing.

  • June 17, 2021
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Comments to HELP Committee on Ways Improve Health Workforce

  • April 13, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

HPNEC FY 22 Recommendation for HRSA Workforce Programs

  • March 31, 2021
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Press Release

The AAMC issued this statement on the Department of Justice lawsuit challenging Yale University’s undergraduate admissions process.

  • October 9, 2020
Washington Highlights

Advisory committee approved recommendations to Congress on issues in primary care and oral health care.

  • August 7, 2020
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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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