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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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How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country

The AAMC has published a new resource that highlights how AAMC-member teaching hospitals and medical schools are serving patients in rural communities across the nation.

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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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Find the latest AAMC testimony and correspondence letters to Capitol Hill regarding policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Washington Highlights

The AAMC joined a Sept. 15 letter requesting additional funding for the HRSA Telehealth Resource Center program.

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Washington Highlights

The House passed H.R. 5304 on Sept. 21, a bill to fund the government through Dec. 3 and suspend the debt ceiling through December 2022.

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Advocacy & Policy

AAMC Action is a community of students, residents, researchers, faculty members, physicians, and others who advocate on behalf of academic medicine.

Advocacy & Policy

OVA is a diverse coalition working to ensure that America's veterans receive high-quality health care.

Advocacy & Policy

The Ad Hoc Group strives to enhance federal investment in biomedical, behavioral, social, and population-based research by increasing the funding for NIH.

Advocacy & Policy

HPNEC represents a variety of schools, health professionals, and students dedicated to training a health care workforce that meets the needs of all patients.

Advocacy & Policy

The AAMC has developed this fact sheet in collaboration with Vot-ER.

Advocacy & Policy

Information detailing Medicare-supported graduate medical education (GME) for each state.

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Washington Highlights

On July 12, the House Education and Workforce Committee held a markup on health care price transparency legislation.

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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.

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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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