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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

An AAMC-supported extension of key telehealth waivers passed the House of Representatives on July 27.

  • July 29, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC has filed an amicus brief in support of the consideration of an applicant’s racial or ethnic background or experiences in higher education admissions.

  • July 29, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC submits comments to OASH on Ways the Federal Government Can Strengthen Primary Care.

  • July 29, 2022
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Press Release

The AAMC's statement applauding Congress for the House passage of Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022.

  • July 28, 2022
Testimony & Correspondence

A letter from the AAMC and other higher education associations opposing use of Bayh-Dole march-in provisions over drug pricing.

  • July 27, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined other provider groups in urging congressional leaders to avoid physician payment cuts.

  • July 27, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

30 Senators sent a letter to the CMS Administrator requesting that CMS reevaluate and potentially revise key pieces of the FY 23 IPPS rule before it is made fin

  • July 26, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

112 House members sent a letter to the CMS Administrator requesting that CMS reevaluate and potentially revise key pieces of the FY 23 IPPS rule before it is ma

  • July 26, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC and over 70 members of the GME Advocacy Coalition urged Congress to include an increase in Medicare-supported GME slots in upcoming legislation.

  • July 22, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The House of Representatives passed the chamber’s first six FY 2023 spending bills, including funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), on July 20.

  • July 22, 2022

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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