Data Reports

ACEs Aware February 2023 Data Report: 998,870 Medi-Cal Members Screened for ACEs

The ACEs Aware initiative has released a new annual data report detailing the number of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) screenings conducted for children and adults in California, and the number of individuals who have completed the “Becoming ACEs Aware in California” training.

The ACEs Aware Screening, Training, and Certification Progress: February 2023 Update highlights data from the launch of the initiative in December 2019 through November 18, 2022.

Between January 1, 2020, and March 31, 2022, Medi-Cal clinicians conducted more than 1,345,000 ACE screenings of nearly 1 million unique Medi-Cal members.

Between December 4, 2019, and November 18, 2022, more than 28,000 individuals completed the ACEs Aware training, including more than 12,400 Medi-Cal clinicians in California who are ACEs Aware-certified and are eligible to receive Medi-Cal payment for conducting ACE screenings.

Data highlights based on the training evaluations and Medi-Cal claims data for ACE screenings include:

  • 68% of participants who were not previously screening for ACEs indicated that they planned to begin screening.
  • 89% of participants indicated that based on the training, they plan to implement changes in their practice.
  • Of the 787,520 unique Medi-Cal members ages 0 to 20 screened for ACEs, 4% had an ACE score of 4 or more.
  • Of the 211,340 unique Medi-Cal members ages 21 to 64 screened for ACEs, 13% had an ACE score of 4 or more.
  • Among the clinicians who conducted ACE screenings, 62% specialize in pediatrics and 11% specialize in family medicine.

Download the full report and accompanying fact sheet:

Fact Sheet: ACEs Aware in California February 2023 Data Update

Full Report: ACEs Aware Screening, Training, and Certification Progress: February 2023 Update

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