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ACEs Aware to host informational webinar for physicians on February 26

February 11, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health Professional Development & Education 


As previously reported, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with the California Office of the Surgeon General, has created a first-in-the-nation statewide effort to screen patients for trauma and the increased likelihood of ACEs-associated health conditions due to toxic stress.

The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. Featured guests include:

  • Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., MPH – California Surgeon General
  • Karen Mark, M.D., PhD – Medical Director, Department of Health Care Services
  • Melissa Merrick, PhD – President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America
  • Brigid McCaw, M.D., MPH, MS, FACP – Clinical Advisor, ACEs Aware (CMA Member)

The webinar will provide an overview of the ACEs Aware initiative; why providers should screen for ACEs; the Medi-Cal certification and payment process; and screening tools, clinical protocols, and resources for providers. Interested physicians can register here.

This will be the first webinar of a series to help providers integrate ACEs screening and response into their clinic and workflows. Please email questions and comments to info@ACEsAware.org.

See also: CA launches first-of-its-kind ACEs initiative; Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, Medi-Cal will begin paying for ACEs screenings

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