The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement
This case study by the Colorado Health Foundation focuses on scaling a healthcare workforce model that supports a racially diverse team to provide care throughout Colorado’s safety net clinics.
The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is a nonprofit organization that trains medical assistants (MAs) through an online learning program coupled with hands-on clinical experience in partnership with a local safety net provider. To date, more than 150 MAs in Colorado have graduated through NIMAA. Eighty percent of those graduates identify as Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Native American, Asian, Black or Native Hawaiian. NIMAA students and graduates are reflective of their communities of origin and the communities they serve.