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Lincoln Behavioral Services Workforce Strategies

Healthcare Industry

Community Mental Health

Organizations Involved

CMHA, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network

Occupations Involved

Other: Residents; Registered Nurses; Occupations Requiring an MSW; Counselors; Physician Assistant students; Nurse Practitioner students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Increasing wages and/or expanding benefits for current healthcare professionals; Increasing work and/or workplace flexibility for current healthcare professionals; Opportunity for educational rembusement


Lincoln Behavioral Services increased the number of student placements and the number of schools they partner with for rotations to increase recruitment. To increase workforce retention, Lincoln Behavioral Services participates in multiple loan forgiveness programs, and provides staff benefits like shortened workdays, schedule flexibility, added PTO days, and staff raises and retention bonuses.

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