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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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Health Equity Opioid Crisis
Washington Highlights

The AAMC submitted comments Oct.3 to the HHS Office for Civil Rights supportive of additional proposed nondiscrimination protections.

  • October 5, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to the HHS OCR on its proposed rule regarding Section 1557 nondiscrimination regulations.

  • October 3, 2022
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Advocacy & Policy

AAMC legislative priorities including, HRSA Title VII workforce programs, GME, Community College Pathway, the Pathway to Practice program and Health Equity

  • September 28, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On Sept. 22, the Senate Finance Committee released a discussion draft that would strengthen the behavioral health workforce and increase Medicare-supported GME.

  • September 23, 2022
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Washington Highlights

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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Washington Highlights

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 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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Washington Highlights

On June 16, The AAMC commented on the National Institute on Drug Abuse Racial Equity Initiative Action Plan.

  • June 24, 2022
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On June 13, The AAMC responded to the FDA’s draft guidance on improving racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials.

  • 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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