Working with UCSF, California Surgeon General Aims to Cut Adverse Childhood Experiences by Half []


By Rebecca Wolfson, University of California San Francisco, February 18, 2020

Nadine Burke Harris, MD, California’s first surgeon general, has a bold goal: cut adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in half within one generation.

She spoke about her vision and her groundbreaking work to reduce adverse childhood experiences across the state during a speech at the UC San Francisco Parnassus Heights campus. The lecture at Cole Hall on Feb. 13 was part of Chancellor Sam Hawgood’s health policy series, organized by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

Hawgood introduced Burke Harris and emphasized UCSF’s values related to health equity.

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