In year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians and health care workers across America continued to go to extraordinary lengths to save lives amid case surges and deadly new virus variants.
The American Medical Association was by their side every step of the way, delivering the financial resources and support necessary to keep their practices afloat, helping secure broad telehealth expansion, developing dozens of guides and resources to help physicians cope with stress and manage their mental health, and becoming a leading national voice for science and vaccination as the surest path to ending the pandemic. Read the 2021 Annual Report (PDF) to find out how the AMA's efforts helped build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, championed racial justice and equity across medicine, continued its fight to reduce administrative burdens on physicians and obstacles to care for patients, and elevated the physician voice as advocates for change through the courts, in Congress and with the new administration.
The American Medical Association—the physicians’ most powerful ally in patient care
- Represent physicians with a unified voice
- Remove obstacles that interfere with patient care
- Lead the charge on confronting today’s public health crises
- Drive the future of medicine