Jun 15, 2022
When Lori Porter was a young CNA, she relied on the support – both moral and financial – of others to access the training she needed to advance her career.
As the co-founder and CEO of the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), Porter has dedicated decades of her career to providing those opportunities for training and advancement to CNAs across the country.
Ahead of CNA Week 2022, Porter returns to “Elevate Eldercare” to discuss her top priorities for advancing the profession – a mission that recently received a huge boost from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics, which called for empowerment of CNAs as a top area of overall systemic reform.
Porter’s experience as both a CNA and advocate brings an invaluable perspective often missing from the nursing home reform discourse, and her passion for the professionals who serve at the bedside is both an inspiration and a bold call to action.
Listen to Lori’s first appearance on “Elevate Eldercare” from March 2021: https://greenhouseproject.libsyn.com/passion-and-fortitude-stories-from-a-cna-activist
Learn how to sponsor CNA memberships in NAHCA: https://www.nahcacna.org/champion-membership/
Access NAHCA’s toolkit for celebrating CNA Week: https://www.nahcacna.org/cna-week/
Register for our conference with Pioneer Network in Denver July 27-30!
Show notes/call to action: Learn more about The Green House Project: www.thegreenhouseproject.org