Foundation

AMA Foundation programs

Made possible by the generosity of individual and corporate donors, our programs bring together physicians, businesses, health care providers, academic institutions and community leaders to help solve our country’s most vexing health care challenges.

Foundation donor and leadership award recipient Omar Maniya, MD, thanks the Foundation for teaching him there is more to medicine than what is found in the classroom.

Community Health Programs

Community Health Programs provide charitable grants to financially support innovative partnerships of physician-led community-based agencies, including free clinics, focused on the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly Type 2 diabetes and hypertension among vulnerable populations.

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Education & leadership programs

Through educational support and development programs, the AMA Foundation cultivates a diverse group of physician leaders committed to serving their communities and improving our nation’s health. In keeping with the Foundation’s long-standing support of medical education, scholarships enable students to further their schooling while affirming their commitment to serving our nation’s public health needs.

  • Excellence in Medicine Awards: Recognizes physicians who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, community engagement, leadership and dedication to the care of underserved populations.
  • LGBTQ Fellowship:  Develops and implements post-graduate fellowships designed to train physicians to specifically address and treat the health care needs of the LGBTQ community.