What doctors wish patients knew about COVID-19 herd immunity
Herd immunity can protect the vulnerable from COVID-19, but the Delta variant makes it harder to reach. Two AMA members share what patients must know.
Gerald Harmon, MD, says don't socially distance from your doctor
AMA's Moving Medicine series features physician voices and achievements. Learn more in this discussion with AMA President Gerald Harmon, MD, about patients returning to care.
Leading medical groups urge upholding minors’ right to consent to medical care
In two new briefs, groups urge court to dismiss challenge to D.C. minor consent law.
D.C. law letting teens choose COVID-19 vaccination should stand
AMA joins others to file brief backing 2020 law that allows minors capable of informed consent to make the lifesaving medical decision for themselves.
Preventive health: 4 ways social media could be a game-changer
The pandemic has amplified how quickly information is spread. Learn with the AMA how social media can be used to improve preventive health.
How stronger vaccine mandates improve public health
In an amicus brief, the AMA Litigation Center explains how herd immunity relies on everyone who can safely receive a vaccine getting the vaccination.
Sept. 18, 2020: Advocacy spotlight on Words and actions that erode trust in the CDC hurt us all
In this issue, the latest Advocacy Update spotlight on Words and actions that erode trust in the CDC hurt us all.
Advancing public health
The AMA leads the charge on public health. Our members are the frontline of patient care, expanding access to care for underserved patients and developing key prevention strategies.