Whether on NIH funding, the physician shortage, or CMS’ star ratings, faculty members and academic societies can and should have a powerful voice on the national policy issues affecting academic medicine. These resources will help CFAS reps stay engaged and up to date on those issues.
CFAS has distributed a number of AAMC sign-on opportunities to member societies this year on the following subjects:
- Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research FY 2021 NIH Funding Recommendation
- Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA) FY 2021 VA Research Funding Recommendation
- Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) Funding Recommendation for Health Resources and Services Administration Workforce Development Programs
- Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research urges House and Senate appropriators to ensure “quick enactment of a Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill that provides robust, sustained funding for medical research.”
- AAMC’s Sign-on Letter in Support of the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019
- Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA) FY 2020 recommendation for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research program
- Dream Act Health Professions Letter
- FY 2020 Canine Research Community Letter
- GME Sign-on Letter
- Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research's FY2020 Recommendation for NIH Funding
- Endorsers of Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research's FY2020 NIH Funding Recommendation
- Health Professions and Nursing Coalition (HPNEC) Funding Recommendation for FY2020 Title VII Health Professions and Title VII Nursing Workforce Development Programs
NDD United Sign-on Letter Advocating Increase in FY2020-21 Budget Caps (form)
More Advocacy Resources:
- AAMC Advocacy & Policy: The AAMC raises awareness of issues that impact medical schools and teaching hospitals through both long-term and short-term campaigns and coalitions.
- AAMC Letter Opposing Proposed NIH F&A Cuts (PDF): CFAS-member societies were asked to sign onto a letter that the AAMC sent to HHS Secretary Tom Price and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on the proposed NIH F&A cuts.
- Policy Priorities to Improve the Nation's Health (PDF): The AAMC's transition book for educating the new presidential administration, Congress, and other policy leaders on the issues affecting academic medicine.
- Academic Medicine’s Key Priorities (PDF): Specific ways faculty members can lobby Congress to take action on the AAMC’s four major advocacy issues.
- AAMC Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research: A coalition in support of increased funding for the NIH.
- Testimony and Correspondence: A collection of the AAMC’s comment letters and other public correspondence. The collection includes a number of AAMC sign-on letters signed by CFAS-member societies.
- Washington Highlights: The AAMC's weekly news summary covering legislative and regulatory issues of importance to medical schools and teaching hospitals. Subscribe here.
- AAMC Action: The AAMC’s digital grassroots advocacy community.
- CFAS News: All reps receive the CFAS News newsletter, but you can also view it online or add a colleague to the distribution list.
Individuals should also reach out to their institution's government relations contacts for guidance.