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. Detecting ACEs early and connecting patients to interventions, resources, and other support can improve the health and well-being of individuals and families. Learn more about ACEs.
The Office of the California Surgeon General is leading a statewide effort to cut Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in half in one generation.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is responsible for implementing Medi-Cal payments to providers to deliver Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screenings for children and adults under age 65 in the Medi-Cal program.
Health care providers, government agencies, community-based organizations, professional associations, and other key stakeholders are coming together to support this initiative to make California’s communities ACEs Aware.
Resources to support communities working to reduce the impact and prevalence of ACEs and toxic stress.