Data Reports

ACEs Aware May 2024 Data Report: More than 1.6 Million Medi-Cal Members Screened for ACEs

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

The ACEs Aware Screening, Training, and Certification Progress: May 2024 Update highlights data from the initiative’s launch in December 2019 through February 2024.

Between December 2019 and February 2024, 37,230 individuals completed the training, 17,920 of whom are Medi-Cal clinicians who became ACEs Aware-certified.

Medi-Cal clinicians conducted nearly 2,696,140 ACE screenings of approximately 1,684,580 unique Medi-Cal members across California between January 2020 and June 2023, based on Medi-Cal claims data. ACE screenings continue to increase, demonstrating the value of ACE screening to clinicians.

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

  • 64% of participants indicated that based on the training, they plan to implement changes in their practice.
  • 75% of participants who were not previously screening for ACEs indicated that they planned to begin screening.
  • 63% of participants indicated that based on the training, they plan to implement changes in their practice.
  • Of the 1,267,340 unique Medi-Cal members ages 0 to 17 screened for ACEs, 5% had an ACE score of 4 or greater, indicating a high risk for toxic stress.
  • Of the 417,240 unique Medi-Cal members ages 18 to 64 screened for ACEs, 14% had an ACE score of 4 or more.
  • Among clinicians who conducted ACE screenings, 61% specialize in pediatrics and 12% specialize in family medicine.

Download the full report and accompanying fact sheet:

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