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Saint Clair County CMH Services Workforce Strategies

St. Clair County CMHA

Community Mental Health

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Community Health Workers; Nurse Practitioner students; Registered Nurses; Social Work students; Occupations Requiring an MSW

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issue Addressed

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession; Increasing wages and/or expanding benefits for current healthcare professions; Expanding career and/ or professional development opportunities of current healthcare professionals; Opportunity for educational reimbursement


St. Clair County CMHA's workforce strategies include recruitment activities like hosting interns, diversifying recruitment avenues to hire new grads before they receive their limited license, and providing tuition support for CMH workers to become NPs. The workforce strategies also focus on retention incentives such as adding schedule flexibility, increasing vacation time, 100% tuition reimbursement for continuing education toward an MSW, offering training and clinical supervision, increasing wages, and offering retention payments.

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