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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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On Nov. 28, the HHS released a proposed rule to increase care coordination and confidentiality for patients with substance use disorder in the CFR.

  • December 2, 2022
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Congressional leaders are negotiating topline spending levels for FY23 while the AAMC urges passage of FY23 spending bills by year’s end.

  • December 2, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC and the AAMC Center for Health Justice submitted comments to HHS on the Healthy People 2030 proposed core objective on voting.

  • December 2, 2022
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The AAMC on Oct. 31 submitted comments to the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) on Research Misconduct regulations.

  • November 4, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC sent a letter to NSF on Oct. 31 in response to proposed common disclosure forms for grant applications.

  • October 31, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC was joined by AAU, APLU, ACE, and COGR in a letter sent to NSF on Oct. 31 in response to proposed common disclosure forms for grant applications.

  • October 31, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to the HHS Office of Research Integrity on existing research misconduct regulations.

  • October 31, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined the Coalition for National Science Funding in urging Congress to finalize the highest appropriation level possible for the NSF in FY 2023.

  • October 27, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined the Coalition for National Science Funding in a letter to OMB and OSTP outlining funding recommendations for the National Science Foundation for

  • October 27, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) submitted joint comments on barriers to researching the health effects of cannabis.

  • October 15, 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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