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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



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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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Letter to Congressional Leadership on Continuing Resolution and Emergency Supplemental Funding

  • September 13, 2022
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Senate and House members sent Dear Colleague Letters to the CMS administrator, urging action on provisions in the FY 23 IPPS.

  • July 29, 2022
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Press Release

The AAMC released a statement on the Patient-Physician Relationship and Reproductive Health.

  • September 28, 2021
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC, Hospital Groups Urge Deadline Extension, Expedited Provider Relief Funds

  • May 10, 2021
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The Department of Health and Human Services announced a reimbursement program for COVID-19 vaccines not covered by insurance.

  • May 7, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Submits Letter On Implementation of the No Surprises Act

  • May 7, 2021
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduced legislation on April 8 that would forgive all student loans for COVID-19 frontline health workers.

  • April 9, 2021
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The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act was introduced in the House on March 26.

  • March 26, 2021
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he Senate passed an extension of the Medicare sequester moratorium on March 25, teeing up a vote in the House.

  • March 26, 2021
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The AAMC joined health care organizations in a letter to congressional leadership asking for relief from the Medicare sequester and impending PAYGO cuts.

  • March 12, 2021
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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

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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