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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.


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 GME Advocacy Coalition sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to include GME in the upcoming reconciliation legislation.

  • July 18, 2022
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AAMC comments on the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse Racial Equity Initiative Action Plan

  • June 16, 2022
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The AAMC submitted responses to the House Ways and Means Committee’s RFI on the climate crisis and health care sector.

  • May 13, 2022
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AAMC Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Challenge to Texas Criminalization of Gender-affirming Care

  • March 10, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services request for information on transplantation. The AAMC shares CMS’s goal of providing

  • February 1, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments on the ACA Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023 prposed rule. The comment letter addresses network adequacy, time and

  • January 27, 2022
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AAMC comments on CMS’s 2021 Measures Under Consideration List as part of annual pre-rulemaking evaluation of potential quality measures for CMS programs.

  • January 13, 2022
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HPNEC Letter Regarding FY 22 HRSA Titles VII and VIII Appropriations

  • November 22, 2021
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AAMC Submits Letter to Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus

  • September 20, 2021
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The AAMC joined 244 groups in a letter of support for the maternal health provisions in the Build Back Better Act.

  • September 17, 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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