California’s ACEs Aware Initiative Launches “State of CAre” Provider Engagement Campaign

On Thursday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) announced their “State of CAre” campaign to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the long-term health effects they can have on children and adults.

The campaign initiative commits to offering a free, two-hour online training and certification, improvements and updates to the online training modules, refreshed website, and lessons learned and best practices shared on the ACEs Aware Grants webpage. In addition, providers will be trained to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries exposed to prolonged toxic stress, which will result in transformative health outcomes.

Additional information about the campaign is available here.