ACEs Screening in Rural California: Exploring Provider Perspectives and Experiences
Report examining the implementation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening in rural communities in Northern California based on interviews with Medi-Cal providers. Discusses opportunities to support screening, referral, and treatment as well as barriers, including limited time, resources, infrastructure, and skilled staff. Discusses disproportionate rates of ACEs in rural adults and health impacts of ACEs.
Kathryn Stewart, Lisa Tadlock, Shauna Olsen, Sue Grinnell
California Department of Health Care Services, Northern ACEs Collaborative, Population Health Innovation Lab, Public Health Institute
Abuse and violence · Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Health screening · Mental health · Stress and stress disorders · Trauma-informed care · California