ACEs Aware Grants
On January 27, 2021, the California Department of Health Care Services in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General announced $30.8 million in second round ACEs Aware grant funding awarded to 35 organizations across California to build and strengthen robust “networks of care.” Two types of grants were awarded: six-month Network of Care Planning Grants and up to 18-month Network of Care Implementation Grants.
ACEs Aware Grant Funds to Support Trauma-Informed Networks of Care
On December 1, 2020 the Department of Health Care Services in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a second round of ACEs Aware grants. On January 27, 2021, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) announced $30.8 million in ACEs Aware grant funding awarded to 35 organizations across California to build and strengthen robust “networks of care” to effectively respond to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress with community-based health and social supports that meet the needs of children, adults, and families.
Two types of grants were awarded: six-month Network of Care Planning Grants and up to 18-month Network of Care Implementation Grants.
ACEs Aware Training, Provider Engagement, & Communications Grantees
On June 16, 2020, ACEs Aware awarded $14.3 million in grants to 100 organizations across the State of California to augment our work on the ACEs Aware initiative. The grants have three areas of focus – Provider Training, Provider Engagement, and Communications – and will fund a range of activities that will inform and educate Medi-Cal providers about the importance of screening for ACEs and responding with trauma-informed care. A total of 150 individual grants have been awarded across the three categories:
31 grants were awarded to help educate Medi-Cal providers about the importance of incorporating ACE screening into their clinical practice, as well as how to administer screenings, use clinical protocols to determine evidence-based treatment plans, and provide trauma-informed care.
- Five grants will support organizations in adapting existing or developing new trainings to meet DHCS/CA-OSG “core training” criteria to certify providers to receive Medi-Cal payment for ACE screening; and
- 26 organizations will receive provider training grants to support the development of “supplemental” trainings on key topics to support providers in this work.
83 grants will supplement and promote ACEs Aware activities. These grants will help organizations offer additional opportunities for providers and other stakeholders to share lessons learned and best practices that are tailored to specific geographic areas, patient populations, providers, and practice settings
- 22 organizations received grants to conduct provider engagement to build networks of care;
- 15 organizations will develop peer-to-peer learning strategies;
- 24 organizations will focus on broad-based provider engagement; and
- 22 organizations are receiving funding to develop practice papers highlighting lessons learned, best practices, and promising implementation strategies around ACEs screening and trauma-informed systems of care.
36 grants will supplement ACEs Aware activities by reaching organization members and other key audiences with information about provider training and engagement opportunities, and to increase awareness about the overall initiative. Organizations will use a wide range of communication approaches to share ACEs Aware information, as well as their own content tailored to their audiences.
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Since receiving their grant awards in June 2020, ACEs Aware grantees have been hard at work executing a range of activities to inform and educate Medi-Cal providers about the importance of screening for ACEs and responding with trauma-informed care. Cardea Services, The Raise Foundation, Lake Family Resource Center, and First 5 Contra Costa are included in the Grantee Spotlight for December, and each organization is leading an exciting body of work though provider training, provider engagement, and communications.
Check back for more highlights and promising practices from the ACEs Aware Grantees.