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Georgia ACEs Data Release


Data shows that 3 in 5 Georgians have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE).

Why Should you Care? ACEs are linked to a variety of negative health and social outcomes in adults, can be generational, and are costly to all society.


The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services’ Prevention and Community Support Section, and Georgia Essentials for Childhood would like to share a fact sheet summarizing the 2016 and 2018 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) module of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).  The ACE module has been collected in both years and is currently being collected again in 2020 through the GA DPH’s BRFSS.  The data indicates that 3 in 5 Georgians have at least one ACE and Georgia’s exposure to ACEs is consistent with historical and national averages.  To learn more about ACEs or Georgia’s data specifically, please visit or


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