Noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27
This webinar will focus on building understanding and identifying primary care and telehealth strategies and tools to address the secondary health effects of the COVID-19 emergency. Widespread stress and anxiety regarding COVID-19, compounded by the economic distress due to lost wages, employment and financial assets; mass school closures; and necessary physical distancing measures can result in an increase of stress-related health conditions. These secondary impacts of COVID-19, which will acutely affect the health and well-being of Californians in the weeks, months, and years ahead, result from:
- Disruption of access to care, including preventive care and medications.
- Disruption of access to resources needed for health maintenance, such as nutritious foods and safe places to exercise.
- Overactivity of the biological stress response, resulting in neurologic, endocrine, and immunologic dysregulation, also known as the toxic stress response.
Individuals with a history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are particularly vulnerable to these secondary health impacts of the COVID-19 emergency. Screening patients for ACEs during this time can help identify higher risk patients and guide clinical treatment plans.
12pm on Wednesday, May 27
Dr. Garen Wintemute is a leading expert on gun violence as well as a practicing emergency medicine physician and the director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. He and his colleagues will discuss the latest findings in developing evidence-based, non-partisan solutions to violence that will enable us to build safer communities.
State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 on 6/11
11am-12:30 on Thursday, June 11
Telling the story of America’s babies is more important than ever. Last year, the inaugural State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 revealed that the state where a baby is born makes a big difference in their chance for a strong start in life. New data this year shows that even among states with high averages, significant disparities exist in the opportunities available to babies of color to thrive, as well as those in families with low-income, and in urban or rural areas. Now as our country faces an unprecedented crisis, policymakers and advocates can use the data to identify and advance policies that produce the near-term support and long-term stability that babies and families need. RSVP to join us on June 11 for the virtual release of the 2020 Yearbook and be the first to receive it in your inbox.
10am on June 17
The Child Maltreatment National Peer Learning Team for a Research-in-Progress webinar series will be focusing on evaluating organizational policies to prevent Child Sexual Abuse.