Michigan Primary Care Association
Dental Assistants; Medical Assistants; Community Health Workers
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issue Addressed
Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession
MPCA has become a registered intermediary with the DOL for dental assistants, and soon for MAs and CHWs. MPCA helps Michigan CHCs offer registered apprenticeship programs by providing program administration services for the centers, making it less of a burden for CHCs to offer and run apprenticeship programs. MPCA's goal is to increase the number of dental assistants practicing in CHCs.