Research shows only a tiny percentage of physicians integrating PACEs science

ACEs Too High

Three relatively recent studies from different parts of the U.S. show that only a tiny percentage of physicians, medical school faculty and other healthcare providers are integrating practices and policies based on the science of positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs).

Why it matters:For people in the PACEs community, the following is news that’s 20 years old:Adverse childhood experiencesare common, preventable and linked to six out of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.

As one of the studies noted: “Positive and negative experiences in childhood shape our trajectory of health or illness for our entire lives, and this impact can be attributed to the brain-body physiology that results from our experiences during childhood.”

The science is well established.Thousands of research papershave been published about the long- and short-term health effects. EveryU.S. state has done an ACE survey,many more…

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