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People across the globe — including many world leaders — come to the United States every year for high-quality health care. At the same time, the public health outcomes of some of our most vulnerable citizens remain dismal. The United States ranks 31st in life expectancy at birth, with high rates of maternal and infant mortality, obesity, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS, among other illnesses.

Our approach

The AAMC Research and Action Institute is committed to improving public health by examining the potential impacts of policy decisions to reduce barriers to good health facing individuals and populations.

Home testing will play a critical role in managing future outbreaks. It’s time for the federal government to develop a national testing strategy.

Jan. 25, 2022

In November 2021, the institute cautioned that without a clear strategy from the U.S., COVID-19 containment would be more difficult.

Nov. 24, 2021

To better control and prevent outbreaks, the U.S. would require stronger federal leadership and preparation. Subscription required.

Sept. 17, 2021

A reflection on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, including recommendations for how the U.S. can be better prepared for the next pandemic.

Sept. 6, 2021

The AAMC recommends that a national pandemic response should seek sustained and regular testing targets for effective diagnosis and screening.

Oct. 22, 2020

The AAMC’s Research and Action Institute addresses the most common questions about the different types of tests for COVID-19 and when each type should be used.

Oct. 4, 2020

This consensus document describes how the latest evidence requires the public to remain active participants in the effort to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Feb. 7, 2022