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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 House Passage of Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act

Read the AAMC's statement applauding Congress for the House passage of Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022.

July 28, 2022

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AAMC Policy and Priorities



AAMC member institutions endeavor to prepare a diverse medical research workforce and champion an environment in which medical discovery can flourish. A strong commitment to discovery 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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The AAMC and the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research expressed support for President Biden’s nominee and appointees for roles on the administration’s science team

  • January 22, 2021
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Washington Highlights

The NSTC released recommendations on research security based on work from the Joint Committee on the Research Environment.

  • January 22, 2021
Press Release

AAMC statement on President Biden's immigration proposals and executive orders.

  • January 21, 2021
Press Release

AAMC statement on President Biden's executive actions on advancing racial equity and supporting underserved communities.

  • January 21, 2021
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC provides comments to NQF MAP on its recommendations to CMS as part of pre-rulemaking process for potential new quality measures in federal programs.

  • January 20, 2021
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Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement commending the announcement of the Biden administration's science team.

  • January 15, 2021
Washington Highlights

MedPAC voted on payment updates for hospitals, and discussed APMs, telehealth, and Medicare coverage and payment for vaccines.

  • January 15, 2021
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Washington Highlights

President-elect Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus and COVID-19 relief proposal.

  • January 15, 2021
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Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement applauding the incoming Biden administration on the proposed American Rescue Plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

  • January 15, 2021
Washington Highlights

House Ways and Means Democrats release legislative priorities to achieve equity in health and the economy.

  • January 15, 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.

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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