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Our Commitment to Diversity

NAMSS stands with, and for, our members of any age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We are committed to enhancing the professional development of and recognition for all professionals in the medical staff and credentialing services field and strive to ensure that we are truly inclusive and building a strong, diverse organization for all Medical Services Professionals. In 2017, the NAMSS Board of Directors developed and adopted a Statement on Diversity and Inclusion, which reflects the association’s commitment to building an organization that appropriately reflects the diversity of the medical services profession.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas on how to continue our work on diversity and inclusion in NAMSS and encourage you to email us at info@namss.org.

NAMSS Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

NAMSS seeks and values diversity and inclusive practices within our membership, leadership, and the areas of the medical services profession represented by the membership, and it strives to build committees and the board of directors in a manner that is reflective of the diversity of our profession. 

NAMSS celebrates diversity and welcomes people of any age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, and sexual orientation, and is committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization. 

To this end, NAMSS promotes involvement, innovation, and access to opportunities that maximize engagement across the healthcare settings, professional roles, and professional levels represented by the membership.  

NAMSS 2021 Membership Profile

The demographics below represent only a fraction of our membership. As part of NAMSS' continued commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we are working toward a more complete picture of our members’ demographics.

NAMSS Total Membership* 

5092
*As of August 2021 

  Number of Members  Percentage of Responses

Gender 

   
Female 1048 93.2%
Male 74 6.6%
Transgender Male 0 0.0%
Transgender Female 0 0.0%
Gender Non-confirming 0 0.0%
Nonbinary 0 0.0%
Other gender identity 0 0.0%
Prefer not to answer 3 0.3%
Total 1125  
     

Age

   
18-20 0 0.0%
21-29 63 3.0%
30-39 399 18.8%
40-49 592 27.8%
50-59 749 35.1%
60 or older 326 15.3%
Total 2126  
     

Race/Ethnicity

   
African American or Black 103 9.6%
Asian 39 3.6%
Caucasian or White 821 76.2%
Hispanic or Latin American 50 4.6%
Middle Eastern 4 0.4%
Native American 16 1.5%
Pacific Islander 6 0.6%
Two or more races 20 1.9%
Prefer not to answer 18 1.7%
Total 1077  
     

Sexual Orientation

   
Heterosexual 580 79.8%
Homosexual 18 2.5%
Bisexual 0 0.0%
Other 5 0.7%
Prefer not to answer 124 17.1%
Total 727  
     

Disability

   
Yes 27 3.6%
No 686 91.2%
Prefer not to answer 39 5.2%
Total 752  
     

Preferred Language 

   
English 731 98.3%
Spanish 2 0.3%
Russian 1 0.1%
Urdu 9 1.2%
Cherokee 1 0.1%
Total 744  
     

Career Level

   
Entry-level 47 6.4%
Specialist 280 37.8%
Management 328 44.3%
Executive 79 10.%
Retired 5 0.8%
Total 740  
     

Highest Level of Education 

   
High School 718 28.5%
Associates 527 20.9%
Bachelors Degree 900 35.7%
Masters Degree 348 13.8%
Ph.D. 7 0.3%
JD 20 0.8%
Total 2520  

 

How to Update Your Member Demographics

We can’t do this work without your help! Follow the steps in the video below to update your NAMSS member profile. 

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