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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 Policy and Priorities



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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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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A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) convened technical expert panel (TEP) July 17 released a report for public comment on the proposed methodolog

  • July 24, 2015
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The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness July 14 held a hearing titled, “Unlocking the Cures for Ame

  • July 17, 2015
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The AAMC July 13 submitted a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to help gui

  • July 17, 2015
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The Department of Education July 10 published a notice of proposed rulemaking that includes a revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) repayment plan. Like other income

  • July 17, 2015
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The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) July 14 released its annual Mid-Session Review, which updates the administration’s estimates for outlays,

  • July 17, 2015
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The Senate Appropriations Committee July 16 passed (28-2) the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Rela

  • July 17, 2015
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The House of Representatives July 10 approved (344-77) the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6). A total of 170 Republicans and 174 Democrats voted for the bill whil

  • July 10, 2015
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) July 6 issued a report on the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The report analyzes hospitals’ participation in the program

  • July 10, 2015
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) July 1 released the calendar year (CY) 2016 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed ruleupdat

  • July 10, 2015

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 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.

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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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