The Economic Cost of ACEs in Tennessee (

  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can increase a person’s risk of health, social, and economic problems throughout life.
  • In 2017, ACEs among Tennessee adults led to an estimated $5.2 billion in direct medical costs and lost productivity from employees missing work.
  • ACEs are associated with risky health behaviors and poorer health outcomes even after accounting for other factors.
  • Over half of adult Tennesseans reported at least one ACE between 2014 and 2017, and about 17% had experienced 4 or more.

To download the report, go to: https://www.sycamoreinstitutet...ildhood-experiences/



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ACEs in Peds community: I copied this post here because I believe it's pertinent for any stakeholder interested in how costs of ACEs  are calculated.

I'd also be interested in finding examples that show the savings associated with providing  ACEs and  toxic stress interventions and supportive services.

Is your health care organization collecting data that shows such metrics as reduction in ER visits, etc.?

If so, I'd like to hear from you..