ACEs Aware Blog

This blog highlights news, events, and important information from the ACEs Aware initiative.

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Spotlight Series: Dr. Mike Witte

Dr. Mike Witte, Chief Medical Officer for the California Primary Care Association, discusses the dual infections facing the nation – COVID-19 and structural racism – and how health care providers have an opportunity to respond with trauma-informed care.

Spotlight Series: Dr. Eric Ball

Orange County pediatrician Dr. Eric Ball talks about the importance of ACE screening to identify patients who may be at risk for chronic disease in adulthood.

ACEs Aware Announces Grant Awards

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.

COVID-19 and Preparing for Secondary Health Effects

Health care providers responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, both those directly treating patients with the coronavirus and those working to ensure continuity of care for other health conditions, understand that the health impacts of this public health emergency go beyond COVID-19 cases.

May Revision Budget Impacts to ACEs Aware

The ACEs Aware initiative is a vital part of the Medi-Cal program’s response to the COVID-19 emergency, helping providers identify, prevent, and treat these secondary health effects. This is reflected in the Governor’s proposed May Revision budget, which includes continued funding for the ACEs Aware initiative, although at a reduced amount.