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MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program

Healthcare Industry

State Department and Agencies

Organizations Involved


Occupations Involved

Psychiatrist; Registered Nurses; Psychologists; Occupations Requiring an MSW; Child, Family, and School Social Workers; Other: Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA), Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCABA)

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issues Addressed

Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession; opportunity for educational reimbursement


The MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program is a state medical education debt repayment program focused on incentivizing behavioral healthcare providers to practice in underserved areas across the state of Michigan. Participants in the program receive funds to repay their educational debt, in exchange for service in underserved healthcare practice sites for two years.

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