The AAMC Research and Action Institute takes deep dives into the most pressing policy issues facing patients in health care today. Find our latest work, as well as an archive of our previous papers, opinion pieces, and other resources below.
In the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, the AAMC Research and Action Institute analyzed current US medical school graduate applicant data by states with abortion bans, those with gestational limits, and those without gestational limits or abortion bans.
In a new issue brief, the AAMC Research and Action Institute assesses which large-scale VBC models in place at hospitals and clinics have worked so far, what gaps exist in the current portfolio, and what opportunities exist to build on VBC’s promise of better care at a lower cost.
Mental Health Care
The AAMC Research and Action Institute defines the barriers to accessing mental health care in the United States and highlight the key focus areas policymakers should prioritize to improve access, coverage, and affordability of care.
Health Care Costs
In a series of brief papers, the AAMC Research and Action Institute takes a novel look at health care costs in the context of the complex financing and delivery system in the United States and outlines the tensions and trade-offs involved in crafting relevant health policy.
In July 2020, as the Research and Action Institute was being established, the AAMC issued a road map for a COVID-19 restart that identified nine evidence-based actions for addressing the pandemic now and two long-term efforts for improving overall health. Since then, the institute has developed several resources and opinion pieces:
Keep up with the Institute
The institute invites health care decision-makers, influencers, and members of the public to subscribe to future communications and updates from Executive Director Atul Grover, MD, PhD. It also welcomes feedback on issues of interest that the Research and Action Institute may address.