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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Awarded $300,000 Grant from The Colorado Health Foundation

Denver, Colo., March 11, 2024: The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $300,000 from The Colorado Health Foundation. This grant, awarded to cover a three-year period, will support NIMAA’s goal of increasing enrollment in Colorado, where the national organization is based. This includes providing […]

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Appoints John Butt Executive Director

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Butt as Executive Director. He is based in NIMAA’s Denver office. John brings 18 years of higher education experience, most recently as the Director of Digital Learning for the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. Previously, he served as Associate

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Receives $50K Award From Opportunity Now Colorado Grant Program

Funding To Expand Innovative Talent Initiatives Across Colorado The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $50,000 grant from the Opportunity Now Colorado Grant Program to support making NIMAA’s medical assistant training program more accessible to prospective students and clinical partners in rural communities. Opportunity Now Colorado

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Training and Retaining Healthcare’s Next Generation: A Conversation with Salud Family Health

One of the core components of NIMAA’s mission is to provide, not only education, but employment opportunities, creating a pipeline of well-qualified medical assistants for community health centers who are from the very communities that they serve. One of NIMAA’s founding organizations, Salud Family Health, has helped us achieve this goal in northeast and southeast

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Announces New Higher Education Partnerships to Expand Health Career Pathways for Medical Assistants in Colorado

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce new partnerships with Colorado Mountain College, Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College that will allow graduates from NIMAA’s medical assisting program to transfer seamlessly into an associate-level degree program in medical assisting at the school of their choosing. These articulation agreements,

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Celebrates Graduation of 10th Cohort

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to celebrate the graduation of its Fall 2022-2023 cohort, marking the 10th graduation since NIMAA was founded in 2016. Growing from two founding externship organizations, Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) in Connecticut and Salud Family Health in Colorado, to partnering with over 50 clinical partners

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Community Health Center, Inc. and the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Celebrate One of the First Medical Assistants in Connecticut to Administer Vaccinations

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) and its founding externship partner Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) are pleased to announce that UpSkill NIMAA student and CHC Medical Assistant Stephanie Williams is one of the first MAs in Connecticut to administer a vaccination. Connecticut Medical Assistants became eligible to vaccinate effective October 1, 2022,

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Medical Assisting: A Great Career Choice

Medical assisting can be a rewarding, fulfilling career, with the opportunity to help those in need, and opportunities for career advancement. This is particularly true in the fast-paced primary care environment of Federally Qualified Health Centers that provide care to underserved populations and patients with complex health conditions. Upon graduation from the National Institute for

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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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