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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.

Confronting the Mental Health Crisis: The Value of a Team-Based Approach

On October 11, the AAMC held a virtual congressional briefing outlining the potential benefit of integrated behavioral health models.

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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC sent a letter to Congressional leaders highlighting 2022 year-end legislative priorities for academic medicine.

  • November 4, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

On Oct. 19, the AAMC signed on to the AI/AN Health Partners letter urging House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, to increase funding for the IHS.

  • October 19, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 115 organizations and institutions in a letter urging Appropriations Committee leaders to work swiftly to pass FY 2023 appropriations bil

  • September 19, 2022
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AAMC Letter to Congressional Leadership on Continuing Resolution and Emergency Supplemental Funding

  • September 13, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 50 stakeholders in a letter to House Appropriations Committee leaders outlining the importance of large animal research

  • June 13, 2022
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The AAMC submitted testimony to the House Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee including funding recommendations for Department of HHS programs in FY 2023.

  • May 26, 2022
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Letter from 47 organizations, including AAMC, urging leaders of the House Energy & Commerce and Senate HELP Committees to support the president’s FY 23 proposal

  • May 24, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined more than 100 organizations in a letter to appropriators urging a healthy 302(b) allocation for the Labor-HHS appropr. subcommittee in FY 2023

  • May 16, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted testimony to the Senate Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee including funding recommendations for Department of HHS programs in FY 2023.

  • May 11, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined nearly 400 stakeholders in a letter to appropriators urging a significant increase in the Labor-HHS-Education 302(b) allocation in FY 2023.

  • May 10, 2022
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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.

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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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