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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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Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine.

  • September 23, 2022
Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement commending the Senate Finance Committee for bipartisan work to find solutions to the country’s mental and behavioral health crisis.

  • September 22, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On Aug. 12, the House voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, sending the bill to President Joe Biden.

  • August 15, 2022
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Press Release

The AAMC applauds the Senate for passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which would benefit patients by increasing access to care nationwide.

  • August 8, 2022
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Press Release

The AAMC's statement applauding Congress for the House passage of Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022.

  • July 28, 2022
Washington Highlights

On June 22, the House of Representatives passed a bill to support mental health and a bill to authorize ARPA-H.

  • June 24, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

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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Washington Highlights

On May 18, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up and approved bipartisan mental health legislation.

  • May 20, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On May 11, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health advanced its bipartisan mental health legislation.

  • May 13, 2022
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The AAMC joined a health professions group amicus brief filed on May 4 supporting a challenge to the Alabama criminalization of gender-affirming care.

  • May 6, 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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