Fall 2020
There will be no MC3 consultation services November 26th and 27th and December 24th through January 1st for the holiday season.
Every year at this time, I am thankful. This year in particular, I count my blessings. Indeed gratitude is one of the things that has helped me to stay "centered" during this incredibly challenging year.  

Finding ways to give back, to share the many gifts that I have been given and to be thankful is one of the things that has set this year apart. It has held me up during the innumerable moments that I was concerned about my own health and safety and that of my family. 

I am thankful for the mantras from my world of early childhood as I negotiated this year. 

"Small things matter"
"Perfection is the enemy of good enough"
"How you are is as important as what you do" 
I am thankful for all of you. Each of you has done the hard work this year, of serving on the front lines for patients across the state. You have done so, with grace and with kindness despite a global pandemic. As I do consultations across Michigan, I am truly humbled by the complexity of the patients that you follow and the wisdom and strength that you bring to very challenged families. Our state is fortunate, indeed, to have you working tirelessly on behalf of our children and families.
May all of you enjoy some well-deserved respite with family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday.
Warm wishes,
Now Offering Telepsychiatry Evaluations
As of this summer, we offer in-home, video-based patient evaluations as a follow-up to same-day phone consultations statewide to all MC3-enrolled providers. As an enhanced service component, we are offering a one-time psychiatric evaluation of the patient, with recommendations to the primary care provider for ongoing care. Learn more.
MC3 Perinatal Expanding Thanks to New State Funding
Under the leadership of Dr. Maria Muzik, the MC3 Perinatal component was recently awarded $750,000 in funding from the State to expand and integrate screening into the program. The funding will be used to broaden outreach and enrollment strategies for perinatal providers across the state, integrate universal screening via the High Tech, High Touch (HT2) ‘Mommy Checkup App’ in Southeast Michigan prenatal clinics, and create and maintain a virtual resource list of perinatal behavioral health treatments and community-based services.
Dr. Maria Muzik,
Director, MC3 Perinatal
Ongoing Pediatric and Perinatal Training
Primary care providers, mark your calendars for our monthly pediatric and perinatal educational learning series via videoconferencing:

Monthly Perinatal Educational Presentations and Case Discussions
2nd Monday of the month (excluding Dec., July, and Aug.) | 12-1 pm

Monthly Pediatric Educational Presentations and Case Discussions
4th Monday of the month (excluding Dec., July, and Aug.) | 12-1 pm
We will send out more information about the training topics for the 2021 educational series soon! 
New Training Modules with CMEs Available Online
We offer a broad range of educational videos for perinatal and pediatric health professionals on our website. Here are some recently added modules:

  • ADHD in Pregnancy
  • Clinical Considerations in Providing Mental Health Care to Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
  • Essential Psychoeducation for Patients with Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Sleep in the Perinatal Period
  • Suicide Safety Planning
  • Differentiating between Postpartum Depression and the “Baby Blues” in the Primary Care Setting
  • Focus on Fathers: Paternal Depression and Anxiety in the Perinatal Period
  • Anorexia Nervosa in the Primary Care Setting
  • Depression and Suicide Screening
  • Prenatal Substance Use and Developmental Trajectories
  • Managing Children's Anxiety During COVID-19
  • Identification and Clinical Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Please note: To qualify for CME credit, participants must click the 'GET CME' button for the module and follow the corresponding instructions to enroll in the course and verify their participation. Browse our asynchronous educational video library.
HRSA Survey Reminder: Help Us Evaluate MC3!
Are you a provider or practice manager in the Upper Peninsula, thumb or thumb-adjacent (Arenac, Bay, Huron, Lapeer, Macomb, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola) regions? Whether you are a regular user of MC3 or have not yet given us a call—we want to hear from you! HRSA funding allowed us to expand to your region, so we appreciate you taking a moment to complete a brief survey to help evaluate the impact of the expansion.
Check your email inbox for the Health Care Provider Survey link that you received from the HRSA/JBS evaluation team. Use this unique opportunity to share your experiences and to be an active participant in the program. Your input is important to guide improvements to the program over time, as well as the development of similar, future programs. Please take a moment to complete the survey today! 
Coming Soon: New Web-Based Consult Submission Form
We are pleased to announce that soon providers will be able to submit consultations on our website! As always, providers can submit consults via phone, but you will also have the option to submit online with a simple web-based form. We will send more information once this new consult submission option becomes available. Stay tuned!
MC3 Highlighted in 2020 Children's Mental Health Report
We were excited to be highlighted in the 2020 Children’s Mental Health Report by the Child Mind Institute. View the report.
Resource Corner

  • Michigan Opioid Collaborative (MOC) helps Michigan providers who are treating patients with Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs). Learn more.

  • The Zero to Thrive Translational Network’s next meeting, “Post-Election Policy Rapid Response Talks,” will be held Wednesday, December 9, 3-5 pm. Learn more.