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Iowa ACEs Action (IA)

Iowa ACEs Action connects individuals and communities across Iowa who are reducing adverse childhood experiences and the impact of toxic stress. This collaborative online community serves as the venue for sharing resources and best practices, and for launching discussion and open communication across all regions of our state.

Iowa ACEs Advocacy Coalition

The advocacy efforts in Iowa to address ACEs and the impact of trauma have been coordinated by the Iowa ACEs Advocacy Coalition. This coalition is co-chaired by Sarah Ramsey from United Way of Central Iowa and Mary Nelle Trefz from Child and Family Policy Center.


The outreach and hard work by all committee members has led to two legislative presentations this session, as well as the collaboration of many nonprofit and advocacy groups to share the same message about the impact of childhood trauma.


Attached is the 2015 policy brief. The brief includes a list of our coalition members. A special thank you goes to Blank Children's Hospital for their work to design this document.



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2015 Iowa ACEs Policy Brief

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