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American Medical Association (AMA)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The AAMC Center for Workforce Studies conducts assessments on workforce needs and seeks to increase the availability of data on physician supply and demand.

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
The AACOM represents and supports osteopathic medical schools.

Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME)
COGME was authorized by Congress to provide assessment of physician workforce trends. It advises the Department of Health and Human Services, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Commerce. COGME's 16th Report called for a 15% increase in medical school enrollment.

Medical Education Futures Study (MEFS)
MEFS is an initiative funded by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation that examines the social mission of medical education during the period of medical school expansion. The website's policy briefs, blog, newsletters, and publications provide analysis on current workforce debates.

Towards Unity for Health (TUFH)
TUFH is an international organization that is affiliated with the World Health Organization and composed of academic health institutions. It promotes social accountability in medical schools such that these institutions direct their resources towards addressing the priority health concerns of the community they serve.

Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)
The AAHC represents and supports academic health centers (which consist of a medical school, one or more other health profession schools, and one or more teaching hospitals) nationwide.

Rural Health Research Centers:
The Rural Health Research Centers program helps policymakers understand the health care access problems unique to rural communities. The centers assess measure that improve rural access, interpret how policy influences rural communities, and communicate their findings to stakeholders.

Six Rural Health Research Centers exist:

Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho Rural Health Research Center (WWAMI)

Maine Rural Health Research Center

North Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center

South Carolina Rural Health Research Center

Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center – University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota

West Virginia Rural Health Research Center