The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce it will receive $450,000 in federal funding as part of the recently enacted Omnibus Appropriations bill. NIMAA is one of many Community Funding Project (CPF) recipients put forth by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Sen. John Hickenlooper, and Sen. Michael Bennet. The funds will support training of residents of medically underserved communities as Medical Assistants through the NIMAA program.
Founded by two community health centers, Community Health Center, Inc. of Connecticut and Salud Family Health Centers of Colorado, NIMAA is designed to increase access to educational opportunities in the communities health centers serve and to address a critical workforce shortage in primary care. NIMAA’s fully accredited, affordable programming offers students online education with hands-on in-clinic experience at local externship clinics and prepares graduates to work in high-performing, team-based practices.
In a March 10 press release, Rep. Perlmutter stated, “Each of these projects have the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives and support critical investments in our communities. I’m glad to see Congress finally pass a longer-term spending bill which invests in workers and our communities, creates jobs, and continues to help build a better America.”
”Through this project funding, NIMAA will be able to serve two widely recognized community needs: It provides low-income, diverse community members with affordable, accessible training that leads to entry into a high-demand career, and it establishes a workforce pipeline of well-trained medical assistance for community health centers and other primary care providers,” says NIMAA Chief Executive Officer Elena Thomas Faulkner.
NIMAA Board Chair and Community Health Center, Inc. Founder and CEO Mark Masselli states, “We salute Rep. Perlmutter, Sen. Bennet and Sen. Hickenlooper for their commitment to build opportunities for residents starting their careers in health care.”
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To learn more about NIMAA’s unique, accredited Medical Assistant training program, visit: www.nimaa.edu.
Applications for Fall 2022 are now open.