Screen for ACEs and Refer Patients to Community Health Workers Community resources can help reduce adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress
The adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) Aware Initiative awarded a grant to the Fresno County Trauma Informed Network of Care cohort. The grant will be used to:
- Implement a seamless screening, referral and response process to support families who are at risk of experiencing negative mental and physical health outcomes that stem from traumatic life events.
- Support forming a strong network of care where patients are able to access one of the key services beyond the doctor’s office.
- Have community health workers be the link between the patient, the doctor’s office, and community-based resources to ensure closed-loop referrals.
Complete the ACES Aware Certified Training to Receive Medi-Cal Payment
Providers who attest to completing the ACEs Aware certified training can receive Medi‐Cal payment for conducting ACEs screenings. Follow the steps below:
- Visit the ACEs Aware website at training.acesaware.org. The training lasts two hours. It covers trauma‐informed care, how to use the Pediatric ACEs Screening and Related Life‐events Screener (PEARLS) tool and the ACEs questionnaire.
- Click here to www.medi‐cal.ca.gov/TSTA/TSTAattest.aspx completethe attestation form
You may receive 2.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) and 2.0 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits upon completion.
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