The MIAAP is excited to announce the virtual launching of the “Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Program”! The program, initially intended to offer in-person learning opportunities for pediatricians around the state of Michigan, will now be offering the course virtually, beginning next week! The 3 hour live workshop, led by two pediatricians, Lia Gaggino, MD, and Dr. Stephanie Goodson, MD, offers pertinent education specific to adolescent depression, suicidality and substance abuse concerns. During each virtual workshop, there will be assessment-tool case study reviews, the same as were offered during the “in person” learning events; the MIAAP will utilize virtual “break-out rooms” so learners can work through cases in small groups. The program and affiliated quality improvement project, (which focuses on the implementation of several evidence-based assessment tools, including the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) and the modified Pediatric Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), offers 25 Maintenance of Certification 4 credits (MOC 4) and 20 Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) for those participants who successfully complete the workshop. The MIAAP has partnered with the Michigan Child Care Collaborative (MC3) to offer resource information for participating pediatricians about tele-psychiatry support when managing children and youth with mental health concerns.
The “Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Program” began as a pilot program in Macomb County in 2019 and received a sustainability grant through the Flinn Foundation to extend the work to additional providers in SE Michigan in 2020. The program will be expanded statewide beginning later this year. For more information about the program or to participate in a 3 hour virtual workshop, please contact Sierra Cameron at email@example.com.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U4CMC32321, Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program as part of an award totaling $534,000, with 20 percent financed with state government resources. This information or content and conclusions are those of MDHHS, and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should an endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.