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AMA advocacy efforts

The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. See updates of some of the recent efforts.

Patient Support & Advocacy

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Prioritizing Equity video series

The Prioritizing Equity video series examines how health care equity determines care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Equity
Meena S. Murthy, MD
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How one doctor works to meet the needs of 6 million patients

Saint Peter’s University Hospital endocrinologist Meena S. Murthy, MD, is working to advance culturally specific care for South Asian patients in the U.S.

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Health Equity
Exclusive Q&A
Delegates at the 2022 Interim Meeting
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Highlights from the 2022 AMA Interim Meeting

Catch up with the news and key moments from the AMA House of Delegates’ meeting, which ran Nov. 12–15.

Interim Meeting
Mother breastfeeding baby
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What doctors wish patients knew about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding offers benefits for babies and moms, but it’s hard. Two pediatricians say shame over feeding choices has no place in the nursery.

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Population Care
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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AMA, organizations launch effort to apply equity lens to patient care

New learning network aims to equip participating health systems with equitable quality and safety strategies to improve patient health outcomes for historically marginalized populations.

Press Releases
Patient speaking to physician
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Time to step up screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

As knowledge grows about the link between type 2 diabetes and COVID-19, so does the need to help patients prevent this devastating chronic condition.

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Leadership
Leadership Viewpoints
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Why race, ethnicity can help determine COVID-19 severity risk

Systemic inequities are linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes. Doctors should be allowed to factor that reality when prescribing antiviral treatments.

Health Equity
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Rev up the health tech sector by putting equity at its core

The health IT industry often excludes people from historically marginalized groups, to everyone’s detriment. An AMA initiative seeks to change that.

Health Equity