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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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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The Importance of Educating Medical Assistants on Proper Patient Care of the LGBTQ+ Community

By Dawn Chambers, NIMAA Instructor *Names have been changed for patient privacy purposes In 2010, I had just begun my career as an eager and excited Medical Assistant (MA). After only a week of working in the clinic, I was placed with a physician who primarily served the LGBTQ+ community and specialized in caring for …

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NIMAA’s High-Touch Program

By Carolina Rose, NIMAA Distance Education Manager Now that we have a vaccine and COVID-19 herd immunity is in sight, we can all start to get excited about returning to “normal” life. While the pandemic has created a great deal of disruption in our daily lives, it has also provided opportunities for change in the …

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