Malia Davis, MSN, RN

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  • 2014 Fellow
    Malia Davis

Director of Nursing Services and Clinical Team Development

Clinica Family Health

Lafayette, CO

Malia Davis,  MSN, RN, ANP-C, is  the Director of Nursing Services and Clinical Team Development at Clinica Family Health, an organization providing fully integrated primary care health services to more than 50,000 low-income and underserved persons in Adams and Boulder County, Colorado. Malia has a long committment to leading healthcare in community health settings. She served as the Director of Clinical Services at Stout Street Clinic, healthcare for the homeless, for 10 years. Before entering the healthcare profession, Malia cemented leadership foundations while working at the Colorado Outward Bound School as a wilderness instructor and course director for six years. Here she discovered her deep interest in the human capacity to overcome adversity and challenge in order to heal, strengthen and change.

Malia currently leads work in healthcare transformation, team based care delivery improvements, and role expansion for primary care registered nurses. Malia is accomplished in leading teams in areas of interprofessional practice and nurse leadership, especially regarding innovations utilizing technology and teams. She has a deep appreciation and commitment to work in health care settings that support and promote innovative, cost-effective and high quality patient centered care. This inludes using registered nurses to provide direct patient care using co-visits and RNs leading complex care management teams for costly and complicated patients. She has piloted the use of social media platforms as a tool to engage patients to achieve their self-defined health goals.  Malia's work has helped increase access for patients while improving patient and staff satisfaction and contributes to cost savings to our health care system. 

Malia serves on the board for Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. She received a Yale School of Nursing distinguished alumnae award in 2014. Malia completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Women's Studies at The Colorado College.  She earned her master's degree in nursing at Yale School of Nursing in 2002.