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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 Statement on President Biden’s Intention to Appoint Monica Bertagnolli

The AAMC supports President Biden’s intention to appoint Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as the new director for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the NIH.

August 10, 2022

AAMC Statement

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

  • July 29, 2022
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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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On June 16, The AAMC submitted comments on the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) fiscal year (FY) 2023 proposed rule.

  • June 24, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Center for Health Justice response to NIH NCCIH on defining a set of key determinants for whole person health

  • June 17, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments on CMS' FY 2023 IPPS proposed rule

  • June 16, 2022
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The AAMC responded to an April 1 RFI from House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal on climate change and the health care industry.

  • May 20, 2022
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted responses to the House Ways and Means Committee’s RFI on the climate crisis and health care sector.

  • May 13, 2022
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The CMS introduced two proposals specific to GME with the release of the fiscal year 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule on April 18.

  • April 22, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments on April 20 to OSHA to align its COVID-19 ETS in healthcare settings with CDC requirements to reduce the burden on providers.

  • April 22, 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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