New Data Report Indicates 264,000 Medi-Cal Beneficiaries Have Been Screened for ACEs

Between January 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020, the state’s ACEs Aware initiative reported new data details on the number of adverse childhood experience (ACE) screenings conducted by health care providers statewide. According to the released data, more than 17,100 providers have completed the training and are ACEs Aware-certified, including about 9,700 Medi-Cal Providers in California who are eligible to receive Medi-Cal payment for conducting ACE screenings. Medi-Cal providers conducted 315,000 ACEs screenings among approximately 264,000 unique Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

Trauma-informed networks of care supported by the state’s ACEs Aware initiative are bringing together health care providers, clinics, community-based organizations, and social services agencies to support children, adults, and families in effectively mitigating the impact of ACEs and toxic stress.

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