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Primary Care + Health Care

ACEs screening is about building relationships, says early adopter

Whether or not to screen for ACEs in primary care is an important debate—and I hear and respect the passion from both sides of the argument. I fall in the “pro-ACE assessments” camp, but with some important caveats. I think that assessments for ACEs are dramatically different from screening for autism or developmental delays. In my opinion, assessments for ACEs in primary care should be primarily about building relationships.

GCACH stands together with Black, Latino, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+, Yakama Nation and other underserved populations (GCACH)

In light of the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others, Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health (GCACH) mourns with the nation in pain, anger and frustration. Together we stand with the Black community and all allies in the fight against racism and injustice, and we say with one voice, Black Lives Matter. Our mission at GCACH is to advance the health of our population by decreasing health disparities and empowering individuals and...

George Floyd's Death is Killing Me [Medium]

By Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Medium.com, June 11, 2020 Like many of you, I have experienced the events of the past weeks with a profound sense of anguish. My heart goes out to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. My heart breaks at the incomprehensible number who have been harmed by racist violence and by the inaction that has allowed those harms to take place. The images of protesters wearing face-masks in the streets, carrying signs that say “Black Lives Matter,”...

RSVP for the Washington State Public Health Association's online support group!

Colleagues, These are not easy times for public health, WSPHA is here to support you. We have set up a daily public health support group via Zoom . The group will be open daily (7-days/week) from noon to 1:00 PM . You are welcome to join for the whole hour, or just a few minutes as you are able. I f you would like the link/phone number to join, email me at jeff@wspha.org If there is interest to have other groups at different times, please let me know and we will arrange them. You are all so...

The Center for Youth Wellness Launches Childhood Adversity Screening Program with Leading North Carolina Health Systems [PR Newswire]

Charlotte pilot program with Atrium Health and Novant Health supports state's goal to address social, economic and environmental health to improve child and family health outcomes The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) announced it is partnering with two leading U.S. health systems in the Southeast to launch a screening program on childhood adversity. CYW's National Pediatric Practice Community (NPPC) has done on-site training at the headquarters of Atrium Health and Novant Health in Charlotte,...

Podcast Interview: "Human Flourishing and Public Health," with T. VanderWeele and M. Wilson

Harvard Chan This Week in Health Podcast, July 11, 2019 "What does it mean for someone to flourish? Flourishing is more than just being happy—although that’s a part of it. But the idea of flourishing expands beyond happiness to look at a person’s overall well-being, taking into account things like life satisfaction or someone’s sense of purpose. That’s why studying flourishing is an interdisciplinary science drawing on public health, philosophy, psychology, and more. In this week’s episode...

Doctors, nurses use drum circle to relieve stress

Thanks to ACEs Action Alliance (Clark County) for posting this to their Facebook page. By Homa Bash, ABC News 5 Cleveland, November 5, 2019 Doctors and nurses have a difficult job — honestly, anyone working inside a hospital does. Studies show nearly half of medical professionals experience some symptoms of “burnout” — which can impact not only their lives, but patient care. ... It’s why Diab, along with so many other caregivers and hospital workers at UH, are so excited about the “Feel the...

PCEs and Building Resilience - Oct 21 workshop

Have you read or heard about the new study on Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)? Join Sound Discipline for our next Building Resiliency workshop (Oct 21) to learn how to be a buffer against trauma and toxic stress in your community. Read below for a note from Sound Discipline Executive Director, Jody McVittie MD, on PCEs and Building Resilience. As a former practicing family physician, I love when the science catches up to what we already know from our own experience of working with...

Webinar Oct. 17 — Integrating ACEs science in pediatrics: Early adopters share lessons from the field

An ACEs Connection webinar co-sponsored with 4 CA In 2017, California became the first state in the country to pass a law supporting universal screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the 5.3 million children in the state’s Medicaid program. As clinicians around California await the state’s announcement of what this new policy will entail, many are wondering what it takes to integrate ACEs science in a pediatric practice. Meet Drs. Deirdre Bernard-Pearl, R.J. Gillespie and...

Report: Racism, Discrimination, Trauma Harming Health Outcomes [columbian.com]

By Wyatt Stayner, The Columbian, August 19, 2019 The Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative has identified discrimination, racism and trauma as the main drivers of health concerns for people in Clark County and the Portland metropolitan area, according to the recently released 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. The Collaborative is made up of four Public Health departments — Clark County and Oregon’s Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties — as well as 15 hospitals and one...

Whole Child Assessment Found to Effectively Screen Children for Adverse Childhood Experiences [llu.edu]

By Briana Pastorino, Loma Linda University, August 22, 2019 New research demonstrates that using the Whole Child Assessment (WCA), which was developed at Loma Linda University Health, improves identification of child-adverse childhood experiences (Child-ACEs) during a routine well-child doctor visit versus not using a screening tool. Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD, MPH , lead author of the study and a preventive medicine physician at Loma Linda University Health, said ACEs are a growing...

Resource List - Primary Care

This list of ACEs-related internet resources is intended for primary care practices and people seeking to engage them in using an ACEs lens and trauma informed approaches. it includes links to introductions to ACEs, self-care, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statements and resources and other information about trauma-informed approaches. Self-Care Protecting Physician Wellness: Working with Children Affected by Traumatic Events , Part of the Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care,...

 
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