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Medi-Cal providers have conducted 155,000 ACE screenings.
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COVID-19 is creating stress for providers and patients alike. ACEs Aware is here to help.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress are a public health crisis. We can take action to change and save lives.
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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.

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Dr Nadine Burke Harris TED Talk
An introduction by
The CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris


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ACEs Aware is an initiative led by the Office of the California Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services to give Medi-Cal providers training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs.

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About DHCS

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.

Dr Nadine Burke Harris
About the California Surgeon General

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.

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