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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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The AAMC joined other hospital groups on Nov. 14 in a letter urging congressional leadership to avert pending cuts to Medicare payments.

  • November 17, 2022
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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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The AAMC joined stakeholders in a July 1 letter to the secretary of defense in support of pausing military medical billets reductions.

  • July 8, 2022
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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 15, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of 340B hospitals in a case challenging the reduction of Medicare reimbursement rates for outpatient drugs.

  • June 17, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC comments on the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse Racial Equity Initiative Action Plan

  • June 16, 2022
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On June 7, the House of Representatives held a special order commemorating the 30th anniversary of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

  • June 10, 2022
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CM) issued a new HCPCS code for the outpatient administration of IV Remdesivir on Jan. 7, 2022.

  • January 7, 2022
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rescinded the interim final rule that would have reduced Medicare reimbursement for certain Part B drugs.

  • January 7, 2022
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The House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee held a hearing on the future of biomedical research featuring witnesses from academic medicine.

  • December 10, 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 – 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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