Tagged With "Public Health"

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Weighing in on federal rules regarding "public charge" for immigrant families

Editor's note: The National Pediatric Practice Community on Adverse Childhood Experiences , part of the Center for Youth Wellness, included the following information in its newsletter that may impact your patients access to health care: "Make Your Voice Heard & Comment re: Proposed Limits to Food, Housing The Department of Homeland Security proposed new definitions of public charge , which marks a significant departure from its current policy. The changes pose risks to immigrant families...
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Re: State ACE survey reports

Robert Olcott ·
This fall, I received a [randomly selected] call to my "cell phone only household" from (they acknowledged during the phone call, they were "a private contractor") my New Hampshire Behavioral Risk Factor..Survey (BRFSS), asking if I would like to participate in the BRFSS. I asked if they were including any ACE questions in this 2014 NH BRFSS. They asked what ACEs are/were. I attempted to try and explain it, and the person I was talking to said they'd never heard of the U.S.
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That's correct, Bob. At present, it's up to the states to include their own ACEs module in the BRFSS. Also, the people who ask the questions aren't necessarily very knowledgeable about the subject they're asking about. They follow a script to obtain mostly yes-no answers. Each year state health departments decides which modules to include in BRFSS, and they contract with people to decide whom to call (to get a representative sample of the population), and to do the phone calling. The people...
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Re: State ACE survey reports

Robert Olcott ·
Hi Jane, After reading the recent [12/2016] story-which the recent blog note included a link to, I happened to scroll down the list of states, stopped at Maine, and noted the bottom item of a list ["DATA COLLECTION: BRFSS"] in the upper left portion of the Maine page: (--"Changes in Weighting between 2010 and 2011 mean data cannot be combined or compared").
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State ACE survey reports

The following are links to state reports on Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) ACEs module data. Also included at the end of the list are links to the CDC 5-state study and a 10-state plus the District of Columbia study on ACEs...
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Steven Dahl ·
Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: State ACE survey reports

Aditi Srivastav ·
South Carolina has published on their data from 2014. We're in the midst of updating our briefs with aggregate 2014-2015 data in the next couple of weeks. We are collecting additional ACE questions (similar to Wisconsin) on social factors and neglect in 2016 through the BRFSS. Briefs: https://scchildren.org/prevent...ces/research_briefs/
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Naomi Woychick ·
A few short years ago, a colleague and I dreamed about an ACE's Movement that would raise awareness and inspire hope for change and healing. It is so encouraging to see the growing momentum to introduce new policy to address the issue. This will happen and indeed, we can change the world ~ one conversation, one policy at a time.
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Thanks, Naomi! It's amazing how far it's come in a short time....and if we're persistent and lucky, we can accelerate it!
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Rebecca Bryan ·
How can I find out the total number of people screened for ACE exposure? In the 2012 ACEs connection blog post by Felitti it was over 440,000 - but it has to be significantly more now, and I need a citation for it. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I can't find updated statistics on the CDC website. Thanks -
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It’s Coding Time: Indiana Women’s Prison Launches Computer Coding Program [indianapublicmedia.org]

Laura Pinhey ·
Laura's note: While this program does not overtly or directly address ACEs, I don't think it's too far of a stretch to speculate that the increased job opportunities, decreased recidivism, and improved income potential for these women may reduce the likelihood of additional ACEs for their children. Inmates at the Indiana Women’s Prison will soon be the first outside of California to enroll in a computer coding seminar. The Last Mile program tries to reduce recidivism and train women for a...
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