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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 Statement on House Committee Passage of Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2023

  • July 1, 2022
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AAMC Statement on Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

  • June 22, 2022
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On May 25 the AAMC released a statement calling on Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to take action on commonsense policies to address gun violence.

  • May 25, 2022
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On March 28, the AAMC issued a statement in response to President Biden’s FY 2023 budget request for NIH, CDC, HRSA, CMS, and other federal agencies.

  • March 28, 2022
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On March 9, the AAMC issued a statement supporting proposed FY22 omnibus legislation that if enacted would increasing funding for key agencies within HHS.

  • March 9, 2022
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On December 20, the AAMC released a statement on the crucial health care provisions included in Build Back Better and urged the Senate to act without delay.

  • December 20, 2021
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On December 7, the AAMC commended congressional leaders for drafting legislation that would address upcoming Medicare cuts to hospitals and providers.

  • December 7, 2021
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On December 2, the AAMC issued a statement on the release of a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the federal government through Feb. 18, 2022.

  • December 2, 2021
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On November 19, the AAMC released a statement applauding the House for advancing the Build Back Better Act.

  • November 19, 2021
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The AAMC issued a statement October 20 after the Senate Appropriations Committee released the remaining fiscal year 2022 Senate spending bills.

  • October 20, 2021
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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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