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Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties Workforce Strategies

Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties CMHA

Community Mental Health

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Occupations Requiring an MSW; Psychologists; Other: Masters-Level Nurses; Social Work students; Psychology students; Nursing students

Workforce Development Focus

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

Workforce Issue Addressed

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care; Increasing wages and/or expanding benefits for current healthcare professionals; Opportunity for educational reimbursement


The CMHA of Eaton, Ingham, and Clinton Counties increase recruitment through their media campaign, which utilizes commercials, digital ads, and billboards. They also added a Campus Liaison Position that focuses on increasing presence and recruitment efforts on campuses in addition to hosting MSU Scholars Cohort, where students complete their clinical training at the CMHA and agree to a 3-year work agreement post-graduation. CMHA of Eaton, Ingham, and Clinton counties support the retention of the workforce through incentives like retention payments, expanded student debt relief payments, increases in wages, and providing diversity training and mentorship opportunities.

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