On April 28, 2021, join us for the first in a series of webinars that will explore research demonstrating how racism and other forms of discrimination can serve as risk factors to activate a toxic stress response, and lead to health conditions that have been empirically associated with exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP – California Surgeon General
Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH – Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, American Medical Association
Ray Bignall, MD, FAAP, FASN – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University College of Medicine
Roy Wade, MD, PhD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Department of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
This webinar will:
Review some of the main social and environmental factors that lead to health disparities, as well as the impacts of racism and discrimination on public health across communities.
Broadly discuss the role of racism and discrimination as risk factors for toxic stress and ACE-Associated Health Conditions.
Make the case to clinicians and clinical teams that implementing trauma-informed care principles and ACE screening can help promote health equity as part of supporting the health and well-being of their patients.
The Office of the California Surgeon General and the California Department of Health Care Services are leading a first-in-the-nation statewide effort to screen children and adults for ACEs in primary care, and to treat the impacts of toxic stress with trauma-informed care. The ACEs Aware initiative is built on the consensus of scientific evidence demonstrating that early detection and evidence-based intervention improves outcomes. The bold goal of this initiative is to reduce ACEs and toxic stress by half in one generation, and to launch a national movement to ensure everyone is ACEs Aware. For more information, visit the ACEs Aware website.
This webinar is part of a series of monthly educational webinars that offer practical information for primary care and behavioral health providers on understanding toxic stress and providing trauma-informed care. Information about the webinar series and recordings are posted on the ACEs Aware Educational Events webpage.Please email your questions or comments to info@ACEsAware.org.