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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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Statement on Improving Health Through DEI

The AAMC and other health care and medical associations made a statement in support of DEI policies in health care, to help improve our nation’s health.

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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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HPNEC FY25 Budget

  • March 15, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the updated NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science, 2023-2028

  • March 15, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined a letter requesting Gainful Employment/ Financial Value Transparency Reporting Requirements be delayed

  • March 14, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The GMEAC issued a letter of support for the Substance Use Disorder Act of 2024 on March 12.

  • March 13, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joins more than 20 health groups urging affirmance of preliminary injunction against Idaho ban on gender-affirming care provided to adolescents.

  • March 12, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted a statement for the record for the March 12 House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on home health on March 12.

  • March 12, 2024
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Press Release

Statement from AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and Chief Public Policy Officer Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP, in response to the proposal.

  • March 11, 2024
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Press Release

The AAMC released a statement in response to passage of the 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

  • March 9, 2024
Washington Highlights

The COGME’s 25th report to Congress will focus on team-based care and interprofessional training.

  • March 8, 2024
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Washington Highlights

On March 4 the Administration finalized new rules to protect beneficiaries of federally funded social services. 

  • March 8, 2024
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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.

The 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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