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Healthcare Industry

State Department and Agencies

Organizations Involved

OPTIMISE Task Force, MASSP, MASA, MEA, Michigan Alliance for Families, MDE, Launch Michigan, MEMSPA, MASP, Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association, Michigan Special Education Advisory Committee, Michigan Association of School Social Workers, Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, MAISA, MAASE, Northern Michigan Wildcats, Small Business Association of Michigan, Special Education Mediation Services, State of Michigan Office of the Governor, AFT Michigan

Occupations Involved

School Psychologists; School Social Workers

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issues Addressed

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation; Training current healthcare professionals so that they will be able to serve a broader population; Any activity or implement that addresses reducing healthcare professional turnover


Build, support, and sustain a NEW education system that can enthusiastically attract, prepare, and retain an effective and diverse special education workforce to serve individuals across Michigan.

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