How policing can benefit from medicine’s evidence-based approach
AMA delegates say there are lessons that police could draw from physicians on how to scrutinize and prevent unwanted outcomes. Learn more.
AMA adopts policy addressing evidence-based policing reform
New policy builds on previous efforts to address the impact of police violence on health.
AMA in the News: June 2021
Read media highlights mentioning the American Medical Association for June 2021.
Health literacy resources on inequities & for non-English speakers
Find actions and tools that can be used to advance health equity and disrupt inequities in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Highlights from the June 2021 AMA Special Meeting
Catch up with the news and other key moments from the AMA House of Delegates' virtual meeting, which ran June 11¬16.
AMA: Time to develop better methods of crowd control
Even less-lethal weapons can cause harm, as seen during 2020’s protests. New AMA policy calls for standards for their use to reduce injury and death.
Out-of-hospital pharmacologic intervention by nondoctors poses risks
Ketamine and other drugs are used to subdue agitated people outside the hospital. The AMA outlines improvements for first responders.
New AMA policy opposes “excited delirium” diagnosis
New policy addresses reports that show use of “excited delirium," pharmacological interventions such as ketamine as justification for excessive police force