“I am honored to be California’s Surgeon General and to be working with so many dedicated partners throughout the state. I invite you to learn about the Office of the Surgeon General’s 2021 accomplishments and vision for 2022. We have the framework to build a healthier, happier, and more inclusive California. I am committed to this vision and I believe that we can get there together.”

Yours in Health,
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
California Surgeon General


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

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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.

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Recent Resources

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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.

Stress Busters. Balanced Nutrition. Mindfulness Practicess. Physical Activity. Quality Sleep. Supportive Relationships. Mental Health Care..

Featured News & Updates

New ACE Screening Legislation Expands Coverage to Include Most Californians

New ACE Screening Legislation Expands Coverage to Include Most Californians

“Thank you Governor Newsom and the California Legislature for enacting SB 428, the ACEs Equity Act, which will significantly expand coverage for ACE screening. There couldn’t be a more important time to enact this legislation. The pandemic has given us an opportunity to build back healthier and get that much closer to reaching our goal of cutting ACEs and toxic stress in half by a generation.”

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Governor Gavin Newsom

California Governor

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