top of page

MiCOACH (Michigan Career Opportunity Academies for Community Health)


State Department and Agencies

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Community Health Workers; Occupations Requiring an MSW

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


Michigan Career Opportunity Academies for Community Health, or MiCOACH, is a HRSA grant-funded initiative that will recruit and prepare new workers from under-resourced communities to enter behavioral healthcare work. MiCHWA is working with Michigan LEO to train 240 community health workers (CHWs) over three years to lessen the shortage of behavioral health workers in these communities. The initiative targets graduating high-school students to train, mentor and employ as the behavioral health CHWs. MiCHWA is also developing a CHW registered apprenticeship as another path to prepare graduates for behavioral health work under this project.

bottom of page