MDHHS Launches New Behavioral Health Student Loan Repayment Program to Address Shortage of Professionals in Field

Loan repayment program for behavioral health professionals will be offered by MDHHS

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching a new behavioral health student loan repayment program to address the shortage of professionals in the field. The program will be available online from April 29 to May 24, offering assistance to individuals with student loan debt who are working in behavioral health services.

According to MDHHS staff, the goal of the program is to encourage more young professionals to enter the field of behavioral health by alleviating the burden of student loan debt. Amber Myers, Section Manager at MDHHS, stated that the program aims to address the need for behavioral health services in rural areas, where access to care can be limited.

The positive results observed in previous rounds of grants have led MDHHS to provide funding specifically for providers practicing in rural areas. In these regions, four percent of providers have already been supported through this initiative, with a total allocation of $1.86 million for loan repayment.

Individuals interested in learning more about the behavioral health student loan repayment program can find additional information and access online resources by clicking on the link provided in this article. This initiative reflects MDHHS’s commitment to expanding access to mental health services and supporting professionals in the field.

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