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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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Washington Highlights

On Sept. 14, the Senate HELP Committee held a hearing on the federal response to the monkeypox outbreak.

  • September 16, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joined 20+ health organizations urging the Texas Court of Appeals to continue enjoining Texas actions against gender-affirming care for adolescents.

  • August 25, 2022
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The HHS and the DOJ issued guidance on nondiscrimination in telehealth to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities and limited English proficiency.

  • August 5, 2022
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Press Release

The AAMC and 45 health professional and educational organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of consideration of race in higher education admissions

  • July 29, 2022
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The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced July 25 a new proposed rule to strengthen rules for nondiscrimination in health care.

  • July 29, 2022
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On July 15, the CMS released the CY 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule.

  • July 22, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

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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Washington Highlights

On July 15, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration.

  • July 15, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On June 17, the AAMC Center for Health Justice responded to an RFI from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health on determinants of health.

  • June 24, 2022
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The House appropriations subcommittee approved its FY 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill on June 23.

  • June 24, 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.

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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