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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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Washington Highlights

The AAMC sent a letter to congressional leadership on Nov. 4 outlining academic medicine’s priorities for year-end legislation.

  • November 17, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC opposes H.R. 8850, the Fair Access in Residency Act, which would condition receipt of GME funding on unprecedented and unnecessary statutory requiremen

  • October 4, 2022
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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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Press Release

AAMC delivered the following testimony during an NRMP Board of Directors and leadership meeting on Sept. 16, 2022 on the two-phase main residency Match proposal

  • September 19, 2022
Washington Highlights

On Sept. 15, the Ways and Means Committee Majority released a report on the health care sector and climate change along with a hearing on the topic.

  • September 16, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On Aug. 1, the CMS released the annual hospital IPPS final rule updating policies for Medicare payment and quality reporting and performance programs.

  • August 5, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On July 28, Senate Democrats released all 12 draft FY 2023 appropriations bills, which include increases for programs impacting academic medicine.

  • July 29, 2022
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Washington Highlights

Senate Democrats reached an agreement on a tax, energy, climate, and health care bill on July 27.

  • July 29, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC and over 70 members of the GME Advocacy Coalition urged Congress to include an increase in Medicare-supported GME slots in upcoming legislation.

  • 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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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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