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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.

Academic Medicine: What starts here saves lives

Demonstrating the Value of Academic Medicine to a New Congress

A new AAMC initiative highlights academic medicine’s leading role in medical research and discovery, medical education and training, and health care delivery.

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 is a weekly newsletter that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting academic medicine.

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Introduced in the Senate by Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H). and Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the Opioid Workforce Act.

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Physician Supply and Demand — A 15-Year Outlook: Key Findings

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Regulatory and Executive Recommendations for the First 100 Days and Beyond

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Telehealth is a vital tool that expands access to quality health care.

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AAMC Research and Action Institute

The AAMC Research and Action Institute has established an external advisory committee to advise on its research priorities.

Advocacy & Policy

AAMC Action is a community of students, residents, researchers, faculty members, physicians, and others who advocate on behalf of academic medicine.

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OVA is a diverse coalition working to ensure that America's veterans receive high-quality health care.

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The Ad Hoc Group strives to enhance federal investment in biomedical, behavioral, social, and population-based research by increasing the funding for NIH.

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HPNEC represents a variety of schools, health professionals, and students dedicated to training a health care workforce that meets the needs of all patients.

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The AAMC Research and Action Institute brings together leaders from the nation’s academic medical centers and health policy experts.

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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