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Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health Disparities and Health Outcomes

  • November 18, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual (webinar format) via Zoom

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Connecting the Dots:  The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health Disparities and Health Outcomes

The program objective is to - connect the dots... framing the importance of primary prevention to prevent negative health outcomes across the life course. Staff of the US CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control will present the FY2021-FY2024 Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Strategy.

Their presentation will be followed by Maine and national experts on youth and chronic disease data, health disparities and ACEs links to chronic disease.

ACEs are widely recognized factors in issues for children and adults for what are known as “diseases of despair” – suicide, substance misuse, and excessive alcohol use. However, the US CDC and others report that ACEs are also increasingly linked with health disparities and issues of health equity, as well as with leading causes of morbidity and mortality from chronic conditions and with poor socioeconomic outcomes in adulthood. (Merrick, et al, CDC, 2019). This program will feature national and Maine experts and will connect the dots between ACEs, health equity, chronic disease and the importance of upstream prevention.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83231928878
Passcode: 185650

The session will feature:

Manisha Patel, MD and Sarah Bacon, PhD, of the US CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Erika Lichter, PhD, Cutler Institute, University of Southern Maine

Ian Yaffe, Director, Office Population Health Equity, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Avid Reza, MD, MPH, US CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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