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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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments on CMS' FY 2023 IPPS proposed rule

  • June 16, 2022
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AAMC Responds to AHRQ’s Proposed Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund Strategic Framework RFI

  • May 24, 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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The AAMC and other hospital groups sent a letter to congressional leaders opposing proposed Medicaid DSH cuts in the Build Back Better Act.

  • November 1, 2021
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The AAMC submitted outside witness testimony to the Senate Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations subcommittee with recommendations for FY 2022 appropriations.

  • June 23, 2021
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The AAMC commented on a draft report outlining recommendations to improve data collection and use of social risk data to improve quality measurement.

  • May 17, 2021
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AAMC provides comments to NQF MAP on its recommendations to CMS as part of pre-rulemaking process for potential new quality measures in federal programs.

  • January 20, 2021
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AAMC Comment Letter on CY 2021 OPPS Proposed Rule

  • October 5, 2020
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The AAMC submitted outside witness testimony to the Senate labor-HHS appropriations subcommittee with recommendations for FY 2021 appropriations.

  • May 22, 2020
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AAMC Submits Comments on NQF Measure Application Partnership Draft Report

  • January 8, 2020
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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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