ACEs Aware to Hold April 28 Webinar on Racism and Discrimination

The California ACEs Aware initiative, a partnership between the Office of the California Surgeon General and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), announced a webinar to be held on Wednesday, April 28 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The webinar is entitled, “Racism and Discrimination as Risk Factors for Toxic Stress,” and will explore research demonstrating how racism and other forms of discrimination can serve as risk factors to active a toxic stress response and lead to health conditions that have been empirically associated with exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

The webinar will feature opening remarks by California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and will review some of the main social and environmental factors that lead to heath disparities, discuss the role of racism and discrimination as risk factors for ACEs, and make the case to clinicians and clinical teams that implementing trauma-informed care principles and ACEs screening can help promote health equity.

Additional information, including webinar registration, is available here.