ACEs Aware Announces Grant Funding Opportunity

The University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Francisco (UCLA-UCSF) ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN) recently announced a grant funding opportunity entitled, “Preventing and Responding to Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)-Associated Health Conditions and Toxic Stress in Clinics through Community Engagement (PRACTICE).”

The statewide grant seeks to strengthen partnerships to screen for ACEs and respond to toxic stress, develop sustainable, evidence-informed clinical services that target ACE-associated health conditions, and build a sustainable workforce to support ACE screening and respond to the impact of toxic stress and adversity. PRACTICE seeks to support clinical teams mobilizing a health system’s response to addressing toxic stress within California communities.

The PRACTICE Grant will provide funding support, technical assistance, and peer-to-peer learning to clinical teams participating in the statewide learning collaborative. Findings from PRACTICE Grantees will inform the next phase of the ACEs Aware initiative and ongoing work throughout the state to develop partnerships, evidence, and care practices that interrupt the impact of ACE-associated health conditions and toxic stress.

Additional information is anticipated to be released in early April 2022. A request for information (RFI) has been issued ahead of the forthcoming request for proposals (RFP) and is available here. More information about the opportunity is available here.