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Lincoln Behavioral Services Workforce Strategies

CMHA, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network

Community Mental Health

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

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 Issue 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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