Fundamentals of ACE Screening & Response in Adult Medicine

July 29, 2020

With an introduction from California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the webinar featured a cross-disciplinary group of providers who have extensive experience with ACE screening and clinical response in adult primary care. The webinar covered:

  • The value of ACE screening and clinical response in family and adult medicine;
  • The science and physiological impacts of ACEs and toxic stress;
  • The ACE screening tool and the ACEs and Toxic Stress Risk Assessment Algorithm; and
  • Four case studies on how screening for ACEs and toxic stress can inform evidence-based treatment plans.


  • Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP – California Surgeon General
  • Brent Sugimoto, MD, MPH, FAAFP – Family Medicine Physician and New Physician Director, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Denise Gomez, MD, PharmD, ACP – Internal Medicine Physician and Associate Medical Director, North County Health Services
  • Leon Altamirano, PsyD – Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, North County Health Services and ACEs Aware Clinical Implementation Subcommittee member
  • Mimi Mateo, CNM, MSN, CDE – Certified Nurse Midwife and Clinical Director of Midwifery, North County Health Services