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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

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

AAMC submitted comments to CMS on Nov. 4 in response to the Make Your Voices Heard RFI on how to promote efficiency, reduce burden, and advance equity.

  • November 4, 2022
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AAMC’s comment letter expresses support for CMS’ proposals to ensure eligible individuals are enrolled and remain enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.

  • November 1, 2022
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AAMC responds to lawmakers request for information on improving payment for physicians and expanding value-based care.

  • October 26, 2022
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The AAMC joined other health care groups in a Sept. 30 letter to Reps. Bera and Bucshon in support of legislation that would avert scheduled cuts to the Medicar

  • September 30, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 400 stakeholder groups in a Sept. 13 letter to Senate leaders, urging them to extend key telehealth waivers.

  • September 13, 2022
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The AAMC joined other health care groups in a Sept. 8 letter to Congressional leadership urging action on clinical laboratory legislation

  • September 8, 2022
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AAMC joins 10 other organizations in comment letter to proposed 2023 physician fee schedule rule expressing support for some ACO provisions and changes to other

  • September 1, 2022
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The AAMC joined other provider groups in urging congressional leaders to avoid physician payment cuts.

  • July 27, 2022
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The AAMC submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee leadership commenting on mental health and ARPA-H legislation

  • June 22, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments on CMS' FY 2023 IPPS proposed rule

  • June 16, 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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