CQC Webinar: Increase Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Screening
Part of our ongoing Accelerated Integrated Care Series, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood and have been linked to more than 40 negative health conditions, including poor mental health, substance use disorder, adverse health behaviors, chronic physical disease, and shortened life span. Screening for ACEs is key to providing integrated physical and mental health services, but ACEs screening can be challenging to implement, due in part to the lack of training and education on toxic stress, trauma-informed care, and the association between ACEs and chronic disease.
Featured presenters shared insight into ACE’s screening:
- Dr. Deirdre Bernard-Pearl, Medical Director at Santa Rosa Community Health
- Sandra Newman, Network Development Executive at Concert Health
- Jamie Ruiz, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator at Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
- Tanya Marin-Lopez, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator at Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
During this Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH)’s California Quality Collaborative (CQC) webinar, provider organizations shared how they have trained care teams, designed workflows for screening and integrated healing strategies at the point of care and within their communities.
Need a recap of what we covered:
- Reviewed importance of ACEs screening for patients, providers and payers
- Heard practical advice and lessons learned from experienced health care organizations optimizing ACEs screening
- Shared challenges and questions related to ACEs screening at your organization
- Identified next steps you can apply at your own organization
Access slide deck here.
Download the ACEs toolkit here.