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CNA Association

There are many benefits to being a member of the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA). As the CNA Association, we stand together to demonstrate our professional pride and advocate for policies and practices that advance certified nursing assistants in their careers as well as their personal lives. NAHCA members represent nursing homes, assisted living, home care, hospice, and even hospital care. We have a large number of CNA members nationwide.

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Your Benefits

as a NAHCA CNA Member

Access to NAHCA CNA Members Online Group

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NAHCA ProShop 10% Discounts on Swag

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CNA Fest Ticket Members $100 Discount

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NAHCA News

E-newsletter

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Special Recognition

in NAHCA News

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The NAHCA Virtual Care Campus (NVCC)

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Your Benefits

as a NAHCA CNA Member

Be Part of a Nationwide Voice For CNA's

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All Episodes of CNA-TV (over 750 video topics)

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Your Own Exclusive NAHCA Membership card

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Personal & Professional Development Coaching

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Plus, Continuing Education Opportunities

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Let's Convert Your Spirit Into Action as a Member

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Your Benefits

as a NAHCA CNA Member

Access to NAHCA CNA Members Online Group

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CNA Fest Ticket Members $100 Discount

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NAHCA News

E-newsletter

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Special Recognition

in NAHCA News

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The NAHCA Virtual Care Campus (NVCC)

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Your Benefits

as a NAHCA CNA Member

Be Part of a Nationwide Voice For CNA's

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All Episodes of CNA-TV (over 750 video topics)

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Personal & Professional Development Coaching

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All For Only $30 A Year! (less then $.10 cents per day)

NAHCA BLOG

The ABCs Of RSVa

You’ve probably seen the commercial on TV. Happy older adults talking about their plans for the summer and fall and the fun things they’ll do.

The Power Of Togetherness

Loneliness and isolation are felt by millions of people everyday, even with the population in the United States now estimated at 335.1 million, according to the US Census Bureau.

What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name? Everything! From a very young age, we are taught to show respect to others when we are addressing them. When speaking When speaking with or responding to people.

Heroes of the Pandemic Deserve Our Support

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) provide an estimated 90 percent of the hands-on care in nursing homes. Even before the pandemic, most CNAs struggled financially due to low pay and few benefits. Your donations to the CNA Resource Center are vital to supporting our healthcare heroes!

Mission

and History

The Mission of NAHCA

The National Association of Health Care Assistants mission is to elevate the professional standing and performance of a CNA and other caregivers through recognition, advocacy, education and empowerment while building a strong alliance with health care providers to maximize success and quality patient care.

With these beliefs in mind, the Co-Founders set out to establish the CNA association.

Their intent is to:

1. Enhance quality of life and care for frail, elderly and disabled people.

2. Enhance the professional standing of Certified Nursing Assistants and other similarly credentialed caregivers through; recognition, education, advocacy and motivation.

3. Form strong relationship with the other professionals within the long term care system.

History of NAHCA

The National Association of Health Care Assistants was formally established in 1995 by former Certified Nursing Assistants Lori Porter and Lisa Sweet. Lori’s career started as a dietary aide. Then she became a Certified Nursing Assistant and ultimately she became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She shares that one of her greatest motivations for becoming an administrator was so she could better affect the lives of CNAs and other caregivers with the same scope of care. Lisa’s journey started when she shared with her grandmother that she wanted to become a nurse. Her grandmother gave her important advice, “To be a great nurse you need to be a CNA first.” Lisa’s experiences as a CNA had a profound impact. Based upon their experiences, they embraced the idea that nursing assistants are the backbone, heart and soul of long term care. “Our life’s work is built around enhancing the professional standing of Certified Nursing Assistants, (CNAs) and other caregivers who may have different titles and still work closely with our nations’ frail, elderly and disabled citizens. Our Association strives to create recognition, education, advocacy and motivation for the nearly 1.4 million people who care for the Greatest Generation. We invite you to continue your professional journey with us at NAHCA.” NAHCA took root in southern Missouri. Meetings, conferences and banquets were held in a church basement during the early years. Over time, through hard work, dedication and perseverance, the association grew. Today, the association has a membership of more than 26,000 caregivers, representing over 500 nursing homes in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It provides recognition for outstanding achievements, development training for caregivers, mentoring programs to reduce CNA turnover, and advocacy for issues important to long term care and caregivers. The organization has entered the legislative arena, providing testimony on staffing in long term care before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

CNA

Membership

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Our Team

LORI PORTER

CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MATT CANTRELL

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

DANE HENNING

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

LISA SWEET

CO-FOUNDER

LISA HOUCK

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & RELATIONS

JEFF WELLMAN

DIRECTOR, CAREFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Board

of directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of active NAHCA members who serve as the governing body, steering the mission and vision of the Association. These members take the oath of service and make a solemn commitment to ethical practice and leadership. They take an active role in conference planning, educational development and overall experience based counsel to the Association. They are responsible for policy review and recommendations as it pertains to state and federal regulations, public policy and national initiatives such as the annual fundraiser and other special projects..

Sherry Perry – Chair

Appointed to the Board in 2015

CNA since 1987, works at her current facility Quality Health and Rehab in Tennessee for 22 years.

NLT Facilitator, Certified Preceptor

NAHCA CNA Member of the year 2016, Facility of the Year in 2015

“Being a member of NAHCA has inspired me to be the best CNA I can be. It’s helped me to realize that my voice can make a difference not only for other CNAs but most importantly the elders we care for.”

Sheena Bumpas – Vice Chair

Appointed to the Board in 2016

CNA since 2003, currently works at Wilkins Health and Rehab in Oklahoma

President of her NAHCA Leadership Team

Won the Excellence in Leadership award at the last two NAHCA Key to Quality Awards

“I was born with a calling for the healthcare profession, especially caring for our elders. NAHCA and being part of the Board of Directors has encouraged me, educated me, and helped me share my passion with others.”

Karren Ganschinietz – Treasurer

Appointed to the Board in 2016

CNA since 1985, currently works at Missouri Veteran’s Home, St. James, MO

Co-Chair of her NAHCA Leadership Team

2010 Quality Caregiver Award

2014 NAHCA Essay Winner

“It’s an honor and privilege to be on the NAHCA Board of Directors. I take great pride in the profession I have chosen as my career and am very excited for the opportunity to learn and grow as an individual and a leader.”

Sponsorship

Sponsorship Prospectus 2023

The Value of Sponsoring NAHCA

Becoming a sponsor offers a broad range of benefits that include making connections with CNAs and gaining substantial exposure of your brand and value. Following are some of the opportunities available as part of your sponsorship:

CNA Events
  • NAHCA engages CNAs through a multitude of events, such as summits, webinars, and workshops. These events are aimed at providing CNAs with resources to more effectively care for their residents and themselves, reignite their passion for their profession, and gain insight into the LTC industry. These events drew over 2,500 registrants and achieved incredible engagement from members as well as thought leaders throughout the field of long-term and post-acute care. Events like these are excellent opportunities to gain exposure for your company’s brand.
CNA and B2B Webinars
  • Our highly popular webinars have excellent engagement due to their relevant topics and presenters. Those aimed at CNAs are for educational and networking purposes. B2B webinars are aimed at medical industry leadership, administrators, executive directors, HR and other leaders. Workforce issues are among the most pressing in our field (and most especially since the onset of the pandemic), and CNAs’ perspectives and insights are valuable resources for leaders within the field.
NAHCA Social Media
  • NAHCA’s social media channels are extremely popular among its members and supporters. With more than 18,500 followers on the NAHCA Facebook page, it is an excellent location for sharing information, highlighting news and updates, and posting important events.

Become a Sponsor Today

9 + 2 =

Sponsor Levels and Accompanying Benefits

 Platinum

Platinum Benefits

• Opportunity to submit one white paper that will be distributed to registrants of one of NAHCA’s B2B webinars.

• Opportunity to present on three (3) B2B or CNA-facing webinars, to include a logo and appreciation slide.

• Placement of company logo and hyperlink on NAHCA’s website.

• Recognition of company in the monthly NAHCA e-newsletter and in social media messaging.

• Opportunity to be an official sponsor of the NAHCA Resource Center.

• Access to thousands of CNAs through a focus group event or distribution of a survey to obtain feedback on your company’s products or services.

Gold

Gold Benefits

• Opportunity to present on two (2) B2B or CNA-facing webinars, to include a logo and appreciation slide.

• Placement of company logo and hyperlink on NAHCA’s website.

• Recognition of company in the monthly NAHCA e-newsletter and in social media messaging.

• Access to thousands of CNAs through a focus group event or distribution of a survey to obtain feedback on your company’s products or services.

Platinum

Silver Benefits

• Opportunity to present on one (1) B2B or CNA-facing webinar, to include a logo and appreciation slide.

• Placement of company logo and hyperlink on NAHCA’s website.

• Recognition of company in the monthly NAHCA e-newsletter and in social media messaging.

Bronze

Bronze Benefits

• Recognition of the company in the monthly NAHCA e- newsletter and in social media messaging.

• Noted on the NAHCA website with logo placement.

Friend of NAHCA

Friends of NAHCA Benefit
  • Noted on the NAHCA website as a “Friend of NAHCA.”

Support Health Care Heroes

As CNAs continue to hold the frontline of the pandemic, they have emerged as the healthcare heroes amid a tragedy of disasatrous proportions, CNA and their advocates appreciate yourt much needed support of the incredible work they do each and every day to keep elders safe engaged and protected.

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