Get trained and get paid. Starting July 1, 2020, Medi-Cal providers must self-attest to taking the certified training to continue receiving payment for ACE screenings.
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.
California Surgeon General Dr. Burke Harris and three other health care providers walk through two case studies to show how ACE screening can impact their clinical decision-making in the latest ACEs Aware webinar.
ACEs Aware, an initiative of the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), announced 150 grant awards to 100 provider and community-based organizations on June 16, 2020.
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.