Resources to help you contribute to systemic change in creating a healing work environment.
Organizational change depends on collective commitment to practices that center health equity and on leadership’s active participation in the implementation of these practices. Here you will find resources, tools, and sample presentations to help advocate for the alignment of ACE screening and response with broad organizational strategies that implement and sustain trauma-informed care and health equity.
Health Equity requires both commitment and an intentional allocation of resources. ACES screening and response can only have optimal outcomes when they occur in the context of an organization that translates values of diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of policy, procedure and practice. This toolkit provides practical examples, concrete strategies, and tools designed to identify structural inequities and implement practices that eliminate barriers to health equity.
TRIADS Implementation Approach
The TRIADS Implementation Approach provides a model for trauma-informed health care that targets patients’ adversity, distress, and strengths to promote healing. This approach places ACEs screening and response in an organizational context that upholds healthcare values of equity and trauma-informed, wellness-focused care; a safe and welcoming clinic environment; and the informed participation of patients. The approach is supported by implementation research findings that ACE screening is associated with improved healthcare utilization and that patients find it to be a useful bridge to the services they need.