Investing for Impact: Creating Career Pathways for Racially and/or Ethnically Diverse Medical Assistants   

By Ben L. Bynum, MD, Senior Director, Impact Investing, The Colorado Health Foundation  Who We Are At The Colorado Health Foundation, we are committed to creating health and racial equity, which is central to improving the health and well-being of Coloradans. We also understand that tackling the systemic issues that have plagued our nation since …

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Stackable Credentials, Articulation Agreements and Career Pathways:  How NIMAA Delivers on a Vision

By Elena Thomas Faulkner, NIMAA CEO What makes education pathways more accessible and equitable to historically excluded individuals and communities? Stakeholders in education and healthcare circles around the country are currently discussing this very question, particularly when it comes to creating a healthcare workforce that reflects the communities they serve. While the field is making …

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Healthcare Workforce Development Advocacy and NIMAA

By Elena Thomas Faulkner, NIMAA CEO In February, Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper invited NIMAA to provide testimony at a hearing on the revitalization and diversification of the health care workforce. The senator’s invitation was a welcome opportunity to deliver two messages that are core to NIMAA’s mission and goals: medical assistants (and other allied health …

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NIMAA to Receive $450K from FY22 Congressional Appropriations

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 …

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NIMAA Curriculum Director Susan Klos Receives Master Teacher Award from Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce that NIMAA Curriculum Director and Lead Instructor Susan Klos has been named the 2022 Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) Master Teacher. The Master Teacher Award recognizes best practices in teaching in the nursing and allied health disciplines. NIMAA is a fully …

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NIMAA Approved to Offer Federal Financial Aid to Eligible Students

Title IV Approval Allows NIMAA Students to Access Pell Grants The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce its approval to participate in the Federal Student Aid Program (FSA). The FSA program is designed to provide financial assistance needed to attend post-secondary institutions like NIMAA. Participation in the FSA program will …

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The Spirit of Transparency: A Conversation with NIMAA Externship Partner Chicago Family Health Center

“We want to consider ourselves not only in the community, but we are part of the community. Everyone who walks into the door, you see them as yourself,” says Pasue Mahan, Senior Clinic Manager, Chicago Family Health Center NIMAA is proud to partner with healthcare organizations that share our vision of transparent and accessible pathways …

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Clinical Support Workforce Crisis: What Teaching Health Centers Have to Offer

By Lori Nichols, MSPH, NIMAA Director of Business and Partnership Development Healthcare experts predict that the primary care workforce in the United States is nearing a crisis due to a decreasing proportion of medical school graduates opting for careers in primary care. Couple this with a rising number of providers nearing retirement, and we are …

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