This month we sat down with ACEs Aware grantees Santa Cruz County Public Health, Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County, and First 5 San Bernardino to discuss their progress, their upcoming activities for the year, and how they practice self-care within their organizations.
A consensus of scientific research demonstrates that cumulative adversity, especially when experienced during critical and sensitive periods of development, is a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive health challenges facing our state and nation.
California is leading the way by training and providing payment to Medi-Cal providers for ACE screenings to significantly improve health and well-being across the state.
The February webinar discusses the secondary health effects associated with stress caused by COVID-19. Presenters share how ACEs Aware training can equip providers to effectively incorporate ACE screening into patient care and better respond to and support their patients during this time.
New data reports are now available that detail the number of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) screenings conducted in California between January 1 and June 30, 2020, and the number of providers who have completed the “Becoming ACEs Aware in California” core online training.
The mission of DHCS is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services, and long-term care. DHCS’ vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians. DHCS funds health care services for more than 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
The role of the California Surgeon General was created in 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom to marshal the insights and energy of medical professionals, scientists, public health experts, public servants, and everyday Californians to drive solutions to our most pressing public health challenges. As California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris serves as a leading spokesperson on matters of public health, and has established early childhood, health equity and ACEs and toxic stress as key priorities.