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Elevate Eldercare

Mar 19, 2021

Today we take a deeper dive into Episode 67, where Susan sat down with Lori Porter, co-founder and CEO of the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), a nonprofit organization that elevates the professional standing and performance of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) through recognition, advocacy, education, and empowerment.

In today’s episode of “Let Me Say This About That”, we take a closer look at a couple of educational and workforce programs that NAHCA has developed with partners. Marla discusses “The Enclave Principle” that was launched in 2018 and Mary explores their most recent initiative, the National Institute of CNA Excellence or NICE.

We also share their “Statement of Standards” and Marla looks at a recent PHI study and the five pillars of Direct Care Job Quality and how they reflect both NAHCA and the Green House model.

Porter challenges us to rethink our vocabulary and provides a call to action that leverages the power and influence inherent in the CNA profession.


Find information on NICE here: 

Find more on PHI workforce research here: 

Read the article on CNAs here: