Colorado Health Foundation's Investment to Support Colorado's Healthcare System
The Colorado Health Foundation's mission is to improve the health of Coloradans, particularly those living in underserved and low income communities. In 2018, the Foundation made a Program-Related Investment into the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) with the goal of increasing access to comprehensive primary care through trained medical assistants. Through its medical assistant training program, NIMAA provides education aimed to strengthen the primary care workforce and meet a growing demand for medical assistants in Federally Qualified Health Centers and other clinical safety net settings.
In addition to providing NIMAA with a $600,000 infrastructure grant to anchor their national model in Colorado, the Foundation invested $245,000 as growth capital to refine and expand its unique approach to educating and training MAs to join the primary care workforce in Colorado’s underserved communities.
Learn more about the investment below.