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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. Learn more about the AAMC’s priorities for the 118th Congress.

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AAMC Endorses Resolution Recognizing the Importance of DEI in Medical Education

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of DEI in medical education.

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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On Sept. 30, several federal agencies released an interim final rule that implements portions of the No Surprises Act.

  • Oct. 1, 2021
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The House worked on two legislative packages that include the president’s proposals to invest in the nation’s infrastructure during the week of Sept. 25.

  • Oct. 1, 2021
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The president signed a continuing resolution on Sept. 30 to fund the government through Dec. 3.

  • Oct. 1, 2021
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On Sept. 23, the AAMC submitted comments to the Department of Education on the importance of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and how to improve it.

  • Sept. 30, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined four higher education associations in a letter to the Office of Science and Technology Policy with comments on the upcoming research security gu

  • Sept. 30, 2021
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The AAMC released a statement on the Patient-Physician Relationship and Reproductive Health.

  • Sept. 28, 2021
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The AAMC joined group letters on Sept. 24 with five other hospital associations to House and Senate leadership, House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Com

  • Sept. 27, 2021
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HRSA sent letters to pharmaceutical manufacturers who said they’d no longer supply 340B drugs dispensed via contract pharmacies at or below 340B ceiling prices

  • Sept. 24, 2021
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The AAMC described resources, challenges, and opportunities for Congress related to addressing the conditions in which Americans live, work, play, and age.

  • Sept. 24, 2021
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Senate Finance Committee leaders launched an effort to develop bipartisan legislation to address barriers to mental health care.

  • Sept. 24, 2021
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AAMC Champion of Academic Medicine Award

This award recognizes members of Congress and staff for extraordinary leadership in support of the academic medicine community.

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Advocacy Coalitions

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 GME Advocacy Coalition (GMEAC) is a group of organizations dedicated to the expansion and preservation of Medicare-supported graduate medical education.

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.

FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical, and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations.

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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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