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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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Washington Highlights

On Sept. 21, the House Ways and Means Committee marked up and advanced bipartisan mental health legislation.

  • September 23, 2022
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Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine.

  • September 23, 2022
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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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined nearly 115 organizations and institutions in a letter urging Appropriations Committee leaders to work swiftly to pass FY 2023 appropriations bil

  • September 19, 2022
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The NIH Council of Councils in the Office of the Director was updated on plans for ARPA-H just before an inaugural director was announced on Sept. 12.

  • September 16, 2022
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On Sept. 13, the AAMC sent a letter to congressional leadership outlining the organization’s priorities and urging action on important pending legislation.

  • September 16, 2022
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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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The House of Representatives on Sept. 14 passed AAMC-supported legislation to reform prior authorization under Medicare Advantage plans.

  • September 16, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined nearly 400 stakeholder groups in a Sept. 13 letter to Senate leaders, urging them to extend key telehealth waivers.

  • September 13, 2022
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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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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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