Direct Care and Behavioral Health Workforce Discussion Groups

Public Sector Consultants and Health Management Associates are partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to gather the perspectives of people impacted by the direct care worker (DCW) and behavioral health workforce shortages. Sessions will begin June 6 focusing on identifying unique regional challenges and considering possible solutions to address those challenges.

Feedback from stakeholders, caregivers and patients is welcomed. Ultimately, information gathered at these sessions will be shared with policymakers to develop solutions, which could include enhancing pay, developing career pathways, prioritizing family supports or implementing innovative training and retention practices.

MHA members are encouraged to register for the virtual sessions. Please note that discussion group sessions will be limited to 20 participants.

  • Direct Care Worker Discussion Group – Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Behavioral Health Discussion Group – Wednesday, June 7, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Consumer Discussion Group – Thursday, June 8, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Statewide Feedback Session – Wednesday, June 14, 2 – 4 p.m.

Members with questions should contact Lauren LaPine at the MHA.