Strengthen the trauma-informed network of care in Santa Cruz County to increase screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and support those who screen positive and are experiencing toxic stress.
Genesis & Purpose
California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, set a bold goal to cut ACEs in half in one generation in order to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families. In Santa Cruz County, a diverse group of health care providers, community-based organizations, and social service agencies are engaged in California’s statewide effort to screen for ACEs and to treat the impact of toxic stress. Beginning in February 2023, the Health Improvement Partnership (HIP) will convene the ACEs Community of Practice to align and strengthen the work of our county’s diverse stakeholders by sharing lessons learned, best practices, successes, and barriers.
Access past meeting materials below.