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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with Executive Vice President Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.

Health Professions

Profiles of Success | Reauthorization | Title VII Loans

AAMC strongly advocates continued and robust funding for Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing education programs under the Public Health Service Act.

Title VII and Title VIII are the only federal programs that support education/training opportunities for an array of aspiring and practicing health professionals, both facilitating career opportunities and bringing health care services to rural and underserved communities. Through educational experiences in interdisciplinary, community-based settings, the programs enhance the supply, diversity, and distribution of the workforce and fill the gaps in the supply of health professionals not met by traditional market forces.

These programs, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are funded annually under the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill.

The AAMC works closely with the broader health care community through the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) to advocate the strong, sustainable investment needed to strengthen the health care workforce. AAMC also works with HRSA and other stakeholders to support implementation of the programs.


HPNEC, AAMC Congressional Briefing on HRSA Workforce Programs

December 7, 2017

The Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC), an AAMC-led group of over 60 national organizations, hosted a November 28 briefing titled How HRSA Workforce Programs Address Today’s Public Health Concerns: Opioids, Rural Access, Health Equity, and Preventive Medicine.


Health Professions Community Sends Letter Requesting a Bipartisan Budget Agreement

November 3, 2017

The AAMC-led Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC), a group of over 60 national organizations representing schools, students, communities, and health professions, sent an Oct. 30 letter urging House and Senate leadership to come to “a bicameral, bipartisan budget agreement that raises the non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending cap and enables the $551 million investment in HRSA Title VII and VIII programs approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this year.”


House Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Consider Workforce Reauthorization Bills

September 15, 2017

The House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Health Sept. 14 held a hearing to examine expired workforce programs under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) including the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development, and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) programs.


House Advances FY 2018 Spending Package

September 15, 2017

The House of Representatives Sept. 14 voted, 211-198, to advance a fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending package.


Congress Sends President Short-Term Spending and Debt Extension, While House Considers FY 2018 Spending Package

September 8, 2017

The House Sept. 8 voted, 316-90, to send an emergency aid and continuing resolution package (H.R. 601) to the president, one day after the Senate approved the measure, 80-17.


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