Improving the Health of People Everywhere
As the nexus of medical education, patient care, and medical research, America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals drive the future of health care to improve the health of people everywhere.
The AAMC collaborates with its members and their multisector community partners to make progress towards health equity, address public health crises, and ensure that all people can get the care they need from a diverse, inclusive, and culturally responsive physician workforce.
Through this collaboration, the AAMC leads and serves the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.
Health Equity Research and Policy
Medical schools and teaching hospitals play a role in ensuring all people can reach their full potential — a state of health equity. As pioneers in research and clinical best practices, AAMC-member institutions create the evidence base that makes the case for policies and practices that facilitate health equity.
At participating AAMC-member teaching hospitals, Project CORE uses electronic medical records to improve collaboration and communication between primary care physicians and specialist physicians. The project helps ensure that patients receive the care they need when they most need it.
Responding to the Opioid Epidemic
The AAMC and its member institutions are actively working to advance medical research, education, and clinical care that address pain management and substance abuse disorders.
Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Medicine
The AAMC and its member institutions are dedicated to promoting an inclusive and culturally responsive health and biomedical workforce that supports improvements in health care, access to providers and health facilities, innovative breakthroughs in medical research, and equitable health for all patients.
Addressing the Physician Shortage
The United States is facing a serious shortage of physicians to treat the rapidly aging population. Addressing the shortage requires the AAMC and its member institutions to adopt a multipronged approach, including changes to how graduate medical education is funded.