ACEs Aware Data Reports

The mission of ACEs Aware is to promote universal screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) across the Medi-Cal population and train health care teams to prevent, identify, screen, and respond to childhood adversity and toxic stress.

We are dedicated to measuring and communicating data that tracks progress toward achieving our goals.

ACE Screening of Medi-Cal Members*:

  • Number of members screened
  • Number of screens conducted
  • Percentage of members screened with high ACE scores (4+ ACEs)

*Based on Medi-Cal claims data

Medi-Cal Claims for ACE Screenings

Medi-Cal clinicians conducted more than
ACE Screenings of
unique Medi-Cal members.

Of the 1,234,250 unique Medi-Cal beneficiaries ages 0 to 20 screened for ACEs, 5% had an ACE score of 4 or more.

Of the 295,140 unique Medi-Cal beneficiaries ages 21 to 64 screened for ACEs, 15% had an ACE score of 4 or more.

Data from: January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023

From most recent data report (February 2024)

Training of Health Care Teams:

  • Becoming ACEs Aware in California training completions and attestations

Training & Certification

individuals completed the training

Medi-Cal clinicians are ACEs Aware-certified**

66% of participants indicated that either the training already reinforced their current practice or based on the training, they plan to implement changes in their practice

Before the training

56% of participants were not screening any patients for ACEs.

After the training

59% of participants who were not previously screening patients for ACEs indicated that they planned to implement routine ACE screening for children or adults.

Data from: December 4, 2019 to October 31, 2023

From most recent data report (February 2024)

Online Interactive Maps and Published Reports

Maps and Interactive Data Visualizations

  • ACE screenings by age and by county (and total for state)
  • ACE screenings with four or more ACEs, by county and age:
  • Training Data: Becoming ACEs Aware in California core training completions by county (and total for state)