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Policy Issues

Health Professions Workforce

  • Workforce planning
    • Advocate for a national approach;
    • Develop and redesign workforce legislation;
    • Promote movement toward uniform state standards in licensure for all the professions; and,
    • Promote coordinated state and federal planning with academic health center leadership.

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Research and Science

  • Develop and strengthen the nation’s science agenda to ensure international preeminence and reinforce the nation’s research infrastructure, with a focus on:
    • Harmonizing and rationalizing the regulatory environment;
    • Protecting intellectual property; and,
    • Preserving and sustaining the research infrastructure, particularly during disasters.

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Graduate Medical Education

  • Convening a regional round table series in seven major cities across the United States to examine whether the current GME system can keep pace with industry changes
  • Afford an opportunity for our members, local stakeholders and leading associations active on this issue to offer input to policy makers regarding the various issues surrounding GME reform
  • Identification of regional trends and advocacy on behalf of our members on issues related to graduate medical education

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21st Century Cures

  • Monitor and influence legislation developed during the House Energy & Commerce’s 21st Century Cures Initiative
    • Research:  secure additional funding for NIH and specific processes and programs for encouraging and enhancing research opportunities
    • Clinical care:  development of specific programs for the FDA which will help enhance patient care including additional drug and related treatment options for critical care