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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.

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AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy 2024 past events

Learn more about the 2024 events and webinars offered by the AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy.

AMA STEPS Forward®
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How physicians can better meet veterans’ mental health needs

Veterans and their families have unique needs, particularly in mental health. Learn how to approach caring for such patients.

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Don’t override state scope of practice laws in the VA

The VA’s Federal Supremacy Project, which threatens to undermine physician-led care, also lacks transparency and non-VA physician involvement.

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Community-based education

Training exemplary physicians with continuing medical education on a variety of topics, including substance use disorder, from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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Veterans’ health resources for medical professionals

Find resources for health issues that may affect veterans and their families, including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression.

Population Care
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AMA advocacy to improve maternal health

The AMA is committed to tackling the issues surrounding maternal mortality and morbidity. Download the PDFs and learn more about ongoing efforts on improving maternal health.

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Addressing the Behavioral Health Care Needs of Our Veterans
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Addressing the Behavioral Health Care Needs of Our Veterans

Experts discuss how physicians can appropriately identify someone as a veteran and discusses key considerations when working to address their behavioral and mental health needs.

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Veteran Care CME on AMA Ed Hub™

Address special areas of concern when caring for women veterans, with focused training from VA Office of Women’s Health.

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Health care coverage & choice: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that have proposed strategies establishing the AMA vision for health system reform to cover the uninsured and expand health insurance coverage and choice.

Council on Medical Service
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8 things we learned about scope creep this year

Inappropriately expanding scope of practice for nonphysician providers costs millions and lowers the quality of care. Explore the latest with the AMA.

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