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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.

Academic Medicine: What starts here saves lives

Demonstrating the Value of Academic Medicine to a New Congress

A new AAMC initiative highlights academic medicine’s leading role in medical research and discovery, medical education and training, and health care delivery.

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 joined community members in a letter to House Appropriators urging $175 million for CDC's advanced molecular detection program in FY 24.

  • March 23, 2023
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joins 144 organizations in the CDC Coalition in support of at least $11.581 billion for the CDC in FY 24.

  • March 22, 2023
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Press Release

This is a joint press release from the AAMC and other organizations on the PHRMA-led proposal to restrict 340B eligibility

  • March 20, 2023
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted feedback the Senate HELP workforce RFI.

  • March 20, 2023
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Washington Highlights

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released their March 2023 report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP.

  • March 17, 2023
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Washington Highlights

Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine.

  • March 17, 2023
Washington Highlights

The AAMC commented March 10 on the CMS proposed rule to improve prior authorization and interoperability for regulated payers, including Medicare Advantage.

  • March 17, 2023
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Washington Highlights

MedPAC Letterhe AAMC signed on to a March 15 letter with other health organizations to Congress recommending full MEI update for physician payment.

  • March 17, 2023
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Washington Highlights

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released their March 2023 Report to Congress.

  • March 17, 2023
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC joined coalitions the week of March 13 in urging increased funding for the NIH and the NSF in FY 2024.

  • March 17, 2023
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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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