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March 31, 2020 | Nickelodeon

California Surgeon Dr. Nadine Burke Harris joins Nickelodeon’s “The Kids’ Guide to Coronavirus with Kristen Bell” to discuss tips for reducing stress at home during the pandemic. Feature begins at 15:12.

March 30, 2020 | The California Department of Health Care Services and Office of the California Surgeon General

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California Surgeon General, and Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, provide guidance on actions providers can take to support the health and well-being of patients, health care teams, and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 19, 2020 | Governor's Press Office

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public awareness campaign to provide useful information to Californians and inform them of actions they can take to further prevent the spread of the virus. The campaign is anchored by a new, consumer-friendly website that highlights critical steps people can take to stay healthy and resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak, including paid sick leave and unemployment assistance.

March 18, 2020 | The Mighty

Dr. Mary Wilde recounts how learning about ACEs and toxic stress led her to be a better physician and gives a passionate call to action to “care for ourselves and each other.”

March 13, 2020 | ACEs Connection

Last September the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) conducted a survey with providers, community organizations, and organizations specializing in trauma-informed practices. Read the ACEs Connection summary of the results and recommendations of where we go from here.

March 3, 2020 | Center for Care Innovations

The Center for Care Innovations (CCI) and its partners are now accepting applications for the California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC), a new program that will support clinics in screening for and responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in children and adults. Applications are due Tuesday, March 30.

March 2, 2020 | The California Department of Health Care Services

Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, talks about the importance of ACE screening.

March 2, 2020 | Newsweek Magazine

In the mid-2000s, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris opened a children’s medical clinic in the Bayview section of San Francisco, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. She quickly began to suspect something was making many of her young patients sick. Read Newsweek Magazine’s cover story on the increasingly recognized public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences and what health care leaders around the nation are doing to address it.

February 26, 2020 | Harvard Public Health

Harvard Public Health, the magazine of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, explores how California’s first surgeon general, Nadine Burke Harris, MPH ’02, is carrying out the visionary agenda she has brought to medical care: finding the roots of disease in childhood adversity and treating the long-term consequences.

February 25, 2020 | The Modesto Bee

65% of adults in Modesto County have a history of at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) and it’s likely the rate is similar for children. Read how encouraging providers to screen for ACEs will promote healing and improve health outcomes for California’s children, as well as how the ACEs Aware initiative utilizes existing systems of care to support the increasing need for mental health services and providers.