Nadine Burke Harris, MD, California’s first surgeon general, has a bold goal: cut adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in half within one generation.
She spoke about her vision and her groundbreaking work to reduce adverse childhood experiences across the state during a speech at the UC San Francisco Parnassus Heights campus. The lecture at Cole Hall on Feb. 13 was part of Chancellor Sam Hawgood’s health policy series, organized by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
In January, the UCSF Center to Advance Trauma-informed Healthcare (CTHC) signed a $10.7 million contract with the California Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services to lead a learning and quality collaborative to disseminate best practices and tools to help providers treat ACEs.
The UCSF California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC), led by UCSF co-directors Anda Kuo, MD, Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD, and Edward Machtinger, MD, is an 18-month statewide learning collaborative of pediatric and adult clinics in five California regions that will include onsite and virtual coaching (content and process); expert training and peer-to-peer sharing of promising approaches, challenges and solutions; site visits to successful programs; and funding support.