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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.

Academic Medicine: What starts here saves lives

Demonstrating the Value of Academic Medicine to a New Congress

A new AAMC initiative highlights academic medicine’s leading role in medical research and discovery, medical education and training, and health care delivery.

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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Washington Highlights

The AAMC joined coalitions the week of March 13 in urging increased funding for the NIH and the NSF in FY 2024.

  • March 17, 2023
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joined the Coalition for National Science Funding in urging House Appropriators for $11.9 billion for NSF in FY 2024.

  • March 15, 2023
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joined the Coalition for National Science Funding in urging Senate Appropriators for $11.9 billion for NSF in FY 2024.

  • March 15, 2023
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Washington Highlights

The Biden administration released portions of the president’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2024 on March 9.

  • March 10, 2023
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Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement in response to President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 budget request.

  • March 10, 2023
White House in Washington, DC
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined the Friends of AHRQ in a letter to appropriators urging no less than $500 million for AHRQ in FY 2024.

  • March 8, 2023
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Testimony & Correspondence

Ad Hoc Group Request to Testify to Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations

  • February 28, 2023
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC, as a member of the Steering Committee of the Gun Violence Prevention Research Roundtable coalition, wrote to House appropriators urging continued gun

  • February 7, 2023
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Washington Highlights

On Dec. 29, President Biden signed the FY 2023 omnibus package, including all 12 FY 2023 appropriations bills.

  • January 4, 2023
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Press Release

The AAMC released a statement commenting on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 that would fund the federal government through the end of FY 2023.

  • December 20, 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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