Advocacy Partnerships


Emory's partnerships with the higher education, academic health center, and business communities are critical to Emory's success on Capitol Hill, in the Georgia Statehouse, and within our community.

Academic Health Center Working Group

The Academic Health Center (AHC) Working Group consists of 18 of the nation's premier academic health centers, working together to promote the specific interests of academic health centers on Capitol Hill. Working closely with the Association of American Medical Colleges, the AHC Working Group educates Congress and the administration on the importance of supporting the next generation of physicians, preparing for the next infectious disease outbreak, and ensuring continuity of the government-AHC partnership.

Association of American Medical Colleges

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) constitutes all 145 accredited US and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. The AAMC is dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research, and it serves the leaders of America's medical schools and teaching hospitals and their nearly 160,000 faculty members, 83,000 medical students, and 115,000 resident physicians.

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Association of American Universities

The Association of American Universities (AAU) comprises 66 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. AAU focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education. AAU works to maintain the productive partnership between the nation's research universities and the federal government. The major activities of the association include federal government relations, policy studies, and public affairs.

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Atlanta Committee for Progress

The Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP) brings together the top CEOs and leaders from Atlanta's private sector, universities, and nonprofits to provide leadership on issues of great impact for the city via a highly effective partnership with the mayor of Atlanta. Members serve on working task forces to provide best practice expertise and jumpstart problem-solving.

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Atlanta Regional Commission

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county Atlanta region. The ARC helps focus the region's leadership, attention, and resources on critical issues of common concern. It works with local jurisdictions and various regional partners like Emory on issues including transportation options, healthy livable communities, water resources, services for older and disabled residents, public safety, and workforce training and recruitment. 

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Central Atlanta Progress

Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) is a private nonprofit community development organization providing leadership, programs, and services to preserve and strengthen the economic vitality of downtown Atlanta. CAP's board of directors represent the downtown's top business, civic, and education leaders who are focused on a robust community that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, assessable, clean, hospitable, and entertaining.

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Deans Nursing Policy Coalition

In 2011, Emory and four other leading schools of nursing came together to form the Deans' Nursing Policy Coalition (DNPC). Their goal was, and continues to be, to speak with a credible and effective voice on national issues of concern to the institutions, students, faculty, patients, and communities that these schools of nursing serve. The coalition monitors issues relevant to nursing education, research, and practice, and engages with federal stakeholders in order to advance shared objectives.

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce focuses on issues that impact businesses in DeKalb County and promotes public policies that support economic development, business retention, and quality of life issues for all of DeKalb's diverse residents.

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Georgia Bio

Georgia Bio is a trade organization representing the life sciences in Georgia. Members include companies, universities, research institutions, government groups, and other industry associations involved in discovery and application of life sciences products and related services. Georgia Bio conducts business and economic development activities; advocates on behalf of the industry on public policy matters; educates the public about the benefits of life sciences research and product development; and provides a network for the exchange of ideas, information, and opportunities.

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Georgia Hospital Association

The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) represents more than 170 hospitals across the state. It promotes the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all of Georgia's citizens, and serves as an advocate for its members on state and federal legislative and regulatory policy. The association also provides information and education on issues ranging from access to health care and clinical care updates, to effective hospital management and compliance with high-level accreditation standards.

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Georgia Independent Colleges Association

At the state level, Emory works often and closely with the Georgia Independent Colleges Association (GICA). Emory is one of 25 institutions in GICA's membership and works with GICA leadership in advocating for private institutions in the Georgia General Assembly.

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Metro Atlanta Chamber

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) focuses on providing the best business environment for companies through its many services and also promotes partnerships between universities and the business community. Some of the focus areas include bioscience and health IT, innovation and entrepreneurship, technology, and workforce development.

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Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta

The Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta (RBC) is comprised of the leadership of 15 metro Atlanta area chambers of commerce, representing more than 10,000 businesses that collectively employ over a million metro Atlanta residents. The RBC's primary goal is to represent the interests of RBC Chamber members on public policy issues impacting transportation, water, and air quality and to advocate for solutions that improve metro Atlanta's quality of life and economic vitality.

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