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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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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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The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) March 9 approved several bipartisan bills as part of its piecemeal approach to produce companion legisl

  • March 10, 2016
Testimony & Correspondence

Community sign-on letter organized by the Friends of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to the leadership of the House Appropriations Labor-H

  • March 10, 2016
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC letter endorsing the National Biomedical Research Act, sent March 7 to all Democrats on the Senate HELP Committee.

  • March 7, 2016
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The AAMC March 1 submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to a request for feedback regarding implementati

  • March 3, 2016
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The AAMC March 1 submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS’s) quality measure development plan supporting the transition to the

  • March 3, 2016
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The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives held its first hearing March 2 on

  • March 3, 2016
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The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee March 2 held a hearing to discuss the federal government’s response to the Zika virus.

  • March 3, 2016
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More than 50 Members of Congress signed a March 1 letter to House Appropriations Mil.Con.-VA Subcommittee Chair Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and Ranking Member Sanford

  • March 3, 2016
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Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led by Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Patty Murray (Wash.), March 3 introduced th

  • March 3, 2016
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The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee March 3 held a hearing to discuss the presi

  • March 3, 2016

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 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.

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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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