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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.

Diversity and Health Equity

Health Professions | Medical Schools and Student Aid | Profiles of Success

To increase diversity in medical education and to advance health care equity in the United States, AAMC efforts focus on four general areas:

  • diversifying the applicant pool and encouraging more African Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans to consider medicine as a career;

  • working to reduce health disparities;

  • supporting a more diverse medical school faculty and administration; and

  • conducting research on the impact of diversity.

AAMC’s advocacy efforts support these goals.

News and Updates

House Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Cuts for Health Workforce Programs

July 21, 2017

The House Appropriations Committee July 19 approved its FY 2018 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill that would provide the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with $448 million for Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce programs, a $91 million (16.8 percent) cut from the FY 2017 enacted level.

House Appropriators Approve Spending Bill With NIH Increase, Cuts to Health Professions

July 21, 2017

After a marathon markup stretching into the evening, the House Appropriations Committee July 19 approved, 28-22, its draft FY 2018 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill and accompanying report, providing a nearly $1 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and blocking the administration’s proposal to reduce NIH support for facilities and administrative (F&A) expenses.

DHS Announces DACA Program Will Continue

June 16, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) June 15 issued guidance on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program assuring individuals with DACA status that their protections under the program would not change.

Lawmakers Finalize FY 2017 Spending Bill With Boost for NIH

May 5, 2017

The House May 3, 309-118, and Senate May 4, 79-18, voted to send to the president the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R. 244), an omnibus spending package funding most of the federal government through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2017.

Workforce Diversity Briefing Highlights Proposed Budget Cuts

March 17, 2017

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) March 16 hosted a congressional briefing titled Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce.

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