Governor Newsom swearing in Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as California’s first Surgeon General on February 11, 2019 – Photo Courtesy of CA Governor’s Office

Office of the California

Surgeon General

As California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has established early childhood, health equity, and ACEs and toxic stress as key priorities.

Recent Resources

California’s Aces Aware Initiative Trains Nearly 14,000 Health Care Providers In Trauma-Informed Care

“Becoming ACEs Aware in California” trains providers to screen patients for ACEs and to recognize and respond to the symptoms of toxic stress.

California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief Playbooks

Check out California’s one-stop shop of resources for managing stress for health, which includes information for individuals, caregivers, kids and healthcare providers.

Featured News & Updates

Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and it’s having devastating consequences

Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and it’s having devastating consequences

Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and its consequences can be devastating. Those experiencing high levels of trauma can see dramatically lower life expectancies, and the CDC estimates it accounts for billions of dollars in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports as part of our series, “Invisible Scars: America’s Childhood Trauma Crisis.”

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ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap for Public Comment

ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap for Public Comment

On December 14, 2020, the ACEs Aware initiative released a draft Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap for public comment. The roadmap aims to provide practical steps that health care providers and health and human services organizations can take within their own communities to grow cross-sector networks of care that support children, adults, and families in effectively mitigating the impact of ACEs and toxic stress on health.

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