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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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Press Release

AAMC Statement on the Nomination of Arati Prabhakar, PhD, to be White House Science Advisor and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • June 21, 2022
Washington Highlights

On May 4, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the Senate Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee about the agency’s FY 2023 budget request.

  • May 6, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The CMS announced key actions to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity on April 13 as part of Black Maternal Health Week.

  • April 15, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On March 30, the AAMC responded to an OSTP RFI on how digital technologies are used to transform community health, individual wellness, and health equity.

  • April 8, 2022
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership testified before House appropriators on the FY 2023 budget on April 6.

  • April 8, 2022
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Washington Highlights

Senate negotiators unveiled a $10 billion COVID-19 aid package on April 4, but the vote was pushed to the post-recess agenda.

  • April 8, 2022
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President Joe Biden issued an executive order on April 5 addressing the “family glitch” in the Affordable Care Act.

  • April 8, 2022
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President Biden released his FY 2023 budget request, including increased investments in health agencies.

  • April 1, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee held a hearing on March 31 to discuss the FY 2023 Health and Human Services budget request.

  • April 1, 2022
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Press Release

On March 28, the AAMC issued a statement in response to President Biden’s FY 2023 budget request for NIH, CDC, HRSA, CMS, and other federal agencies.

  • March 28, 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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