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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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President Obama offered an update on the U.S.-led response to Ebola at a Feb. 11 event to recognize the progress to date and “to mark a transition in our fight

  • Feb. 12, 2015
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC submits comments on the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations proposed rule

  • Feb. 6, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC ACO Sign on Letter

  • Feb. 6, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC ACO Sign on letter Collaborative

  • Feb. 6, 2015
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President Obama Feb. 2 released his fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request, which replaces sequestration and increases the Budget Control Act (BCA, P.L. 113-67) c

  • Feb. 5, 2015
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President Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget, released Feb. 2, proposes a new initiative on precision medicine and includes additional funding for several ong

  • Feb. 5, 2015
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President Obama Feb. 2 released his fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request, which includes funding increases for several programs of interest to academic medicine

  • Feb. 5, 2015
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The AAMC Feb. 2 submitted a comment letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency’s draft guidance outlining the plan to regulate l

  • Feb. 5, 2015
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February 6, 2015—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Feb. 3 released a request for information (RFI)to measure the scientific community’s interest in a pote

  • Feb. 5, 2015
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The White House Feb. 2 released its fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request, which includes $423 billion in Medicare reductions over 10 years, including $350 billi

  • Feb. 5, 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

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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