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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 Encouraged by SCOTUS Decision on Mifepristone Access

The AAMC issued a statement regarding the SCOTUS decision on a case about mifepristone access.

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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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The AAMC Sept. 4 submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule on the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Paymen

  • Sept. 11, 2015
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The AAMC Sept. 8 submitted a comment letter on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule for calendar yea

  • Sept. 11, 2015
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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Sept. 10-11 held its first meeting of the 2015-2016 session.

  • Sept. 11, 2015
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sept. 8 released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(NPRM) to advance health equity and minimize disparities in he

  • Sept. 11, 2015
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC sent a September 2 letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, Robert McDonald, highlighting the potential risks to VA-academic affiliations as

  • Sept. 9, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submits comments on the CY 2016 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule

  • Sept. 8, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC comment letter on the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) proposed rule

  • Sept. 4, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., Sept. 4 applauded Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) for introducing the Next Generation

  • Sept. 4, 2015
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Washington Highlights

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) September 2 released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(NPRM) to revise the 1991 regulations [45 CFR 46] that gov

  • Sept. 3, 2015
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The AAMC August 14 submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to a Request for Informationinviting comments and suggestions on a

  • Sept. 3, 2015
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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 – 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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