ACEs Aware is an initiative led by the California Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services to give Medicaid providers training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs. In December 2020, they released an in-depth Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health.
We partnered with ACEs Aware “State of CAre” campaign in 2021 to raise awareness about ACEs, toxic stress, and the long-term health effects they can have on children and adults if not addressed. As part of the campaign, a new patient education poster on ACEs was developed with Number Story for patient exam rooms. It has been sent to all Medi-Cal providers in California, and can be used by any healthcare provider.