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ACEs Community of Practice (CoP)

Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County

Mission

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.

Meeting Materials

Access past meeting materials below. 

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Our kick-off meeting connected health care providers, community-based organizations, and social service agencies to learn from the success of ACEs Inc in Merced County and the Santa Cruz County ACEs Network of Care. We overviewed the group charter, which will guide our work in coming weeks.

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here.
To view recording, click
here.
To view slides, click
here.
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Our monthly ACEs CoP meeting connected health care providers, community-based organizations, and social service agencies to learn from Salud Para La Gente’s and Doctors on Duty’s ACEs screening workflows. We overviewed topics to address at future CoP meetings.

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here.
To view recording, click
here.
To view slides, click
here.
April 2023 CoP
Our monthly ACEs CoP meeting connected partners to learn from Santa Cruz Community Health’s and Santa Cruz County HSA Clinics’ ACEs screening workflows. Cradle to Career shared reflections from partnering with Community Health Workers and Promotores through the ACEs Community Support Team. United Way-211 explained how their 211 Directory can be used to connect patients and community members to toxic stress busters.

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here.
To view recording, click
here.
To view slides, click
here.
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Our monthly ACEs CoP meeting convened partners to discuss the key drivers of toxic stress and brainstorm the evolution of the ACEs CoP Collaborative.

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here.
To view recording, click
here.
To view slides, click
here.
June 2023
Our monthly ACEs CoP meeting connected partners to learn about the Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Support (CS) Services for the Pediatric Population of Focus and to learn about the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s efforts to address behavioral health in schools.

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here.
To view recording, click
here.
To view slides, click
here.
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Our monthly ACEs CoP meeting connected partners to learn about the Student Behavioral Health Incentive Program from Central California Alliance for Health and also allow members to connect and share with each other their ACEs work and efforts. 

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here.
To view recording, click
here.
To view slides, click
here.
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Our monthly ACEs CoP meeting connected partners to learn about the referral systems and data sharing efforts from Serving Communities Health Information Organization and also allowed members to connect and share with each other their ACEs work and efforts.

To view meeting notes, click
here.
To view recording, click
here.
To view slides, click
here.
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