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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



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

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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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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Challenge to Texas Criminalization of Gender-affirming Care

  • March 10, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) about the proposed research agenda.

  • January 31, 2022
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AAMC Submits Response to PCORI’s Request for Information on the Science of Engagement Funding Initiative

  • November 19, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC and three other higher education associations submitted comments on how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could strengthen the nation’s innovation s

  • February 23, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

Community Comments on the Fed's Proposed Nonprofit Loan Facility

  • June 22, 2020
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Joins Community Request for FY 21 HRSA Funding

  • February 27, 2020
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined an Oct. 16 community letter thanking congressional leadership from the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS for their efforts to secure mean

  • October 16, 2018
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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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