Highlights from the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting
Catch up with the news from the AMA House of Delegates’ meeting in Chicago.
Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates
The Proceedings for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association's House of Delegates are posted in sections as they become available.
Prison inmates and staff need more health education, training
Poor health outcomes are rampant in U.S. jails and prisons, thanks to subpar hand hygiene, oral health and other factors. AMA also backs giving incarcerated women access to contraception.
AMA policy advocates to eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions
The AMA adopted policy to actively advocate for legislation, and policies that incentivize states to eliminate non-medical exemptions from immunizations.
AMA adopts new public health policies to improve health of nation
AMA adopts policies supporting plans to end the HIV epidemic, decriminalize HIV status non-disclosure, and access to contraception for incarcerated persons.
AMA announces Board of Trustees for 2019-2020
AMA introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Physicians support paid parental leave to boost health outcomes
Increases in paid parental leave linked to lower perinatal, neonatal, post-neonatal, infant and child mortality. More employers should step up, the AMA says.
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