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February 2024 Quarterly Data Report: More than 1.5 Million Medi-Cal Members Have Been Screened for ACEs

The ACEs Aware initiative released the February 2024 quarterly data report detailing the number of ACE screenings conducted for Medi-Cal members (children and adults) and the number of individuals who completed the “Becoming ACEs Aware in California” online training.

Between January 1, 2020, and March 31, 2023, Medi-Cal clinicians conducted more than 2,326,360 ACE screenings of 1,529,390 unique Medi-Cal members.  Between December 4, 2019, and October 31, 2023, more than 35,360 individuals completed the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training, including approximately 17,100 Medi-Cal clinicians who are ACEs Aware-certified and…

October 2023 Quarterly Data Report: Medi-Cal Clinicians Conduct more than 2 Million ACE Screenings

The ACEs Aware initiative released the October 2023 quarterly data report detailing the number of ACE screenings conducted for Medi-Cal members (children and adults) and the number of individuals who completed the “Becoming ACEs Aware in California” online training.

Between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022, Medi-Cal clinicians conducted more than 2,040,870 ACE screenings of 1,390,300 unique Medi-Cal members.

Between December 4, 2019, and August 31, 2023, more than 33,270 individuals completed the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training, including approximately 15,100 Medi-Cal clinicians who are ACEs Aware-certified and…

October 10 Trauma-Informed Primary Care (TIPC) Advisory Committee Meeting

A Trauma-Informed Primary Care (TIPC) Implementation Advisory Committee meeting will take place on October 10, 2023, from 10 am to 12 pm PT. Members of the committee will hear updates from the California Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), andthe UCLA/UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN).

This meeting is open to the public – Register Here.

Event Materials:

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ACE Screening Implementation How-To Guide Course is LIVE

The ACE Screening Implementation How-To Guide was developed to facilitate the adoption of ACE screening and trauma-informed care into practice at the organizational level. This series includes three modules:

(1) an introductory overview of the How-To Guide,

(2) guidance on what is needed clinically, operationally, administratively, and emotionally to begin screening, and

(3) guidance on key decisions that must be made in selecting your clinic’s approach to implementing ACE screening and treating toxic stress.

Please note, CEs are available for the stages, but not for the introductory module.

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Mikah Owen Named Co-Principal Investigator of UCAAN

Mikah Owen, MD, has been named as a principal investigator of the UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN), the organization that implements the ACEs Aware initiative on behalf of the California Department of Health Care Services and the Office of the California Surgeon General, effective immediately.

 

Dr. Owen has served as UCAAN’s Senior Director of Clinical and Academic Programs and Health Equity since August 2022. He joins Shannon Thyne, MD, from UCLA and Edward Machtinger, MD, from UCSF, as…

Community Spotlight: Heyman Oo and Caren Schmidt, Marin Community Clinics

Heyman Oo, MD, MPH, a pediatrician, is the Associate Medical Director at Marin Community Clinics (MCC). Caren Schmidt, PsyD, is MCC’s Associate Director of Behavioral Health. For the past six years, they have championed trauma-informed care and ACE screening and intervention at their clinic. Their work is a featured case study in the ACEs Aware ACE Screening Implementation How-To Guide, in which they described their experiences obtaining buy-in for piloting and designing the implementation process for organization-wide ACE screening, training staff on trauma-informed care, and expanding internal and…

June 15 Trauma-Informed Primary Care (TIPC) Advisory Committee Meeting

A Trauma-Informed Primary Care (TIPC) Implementation Advisory Committee meeting took place on June 15, 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm PDT. Members of the committee heard updates from the California Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and the UCLA/UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN).

For Public Comment, watch the recorded session on YouTube.

Event Materials:

 June 15, 2023 TIPC Meeting Agenda June 15, 2023 TIPC Meeting Summary June 15, 2023 TIPC Meeting Slides
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