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Central Michigan CMHA Workforce Retention Initiatives

Central Michigan CMHA

Community Mental Health

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Occupations Requiring an MSW; Psychiatrists; Counselors; Psychologists; Other: Peer Support Specialists; Social Work students; Psychology students; Counseling 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


Central Michigan CMHA engages with local universities to strengthen the talent pipeline through internships and student education. Additionally, Central Michigan CMHA offers several workforce retention incentives, such as flexible work schedules, an employee referral program, sign-on bonuses for difficult-to-fill positions, and an enhanced benefits package.

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