Resources and Information
Under Dr. Diana Ramos’ leadership, the Office of the California Surgeon General has established three key priorities: Reproductive Health, Mental Health, and ACEs and Toxic Stress. Learn more about the priorities, the office, and how to connect by downloading the handout.
Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids
The California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids (PDF) provides tools for caregivers to recognize and manage kids’ stress.
ACEs Aware Data Finds 781,000+ Medi-Cal Beneficiaries Screened for ACEs
As of June 30, 2021, Medi-Cal providers – primarily pediatric, family medicine, and behavioral health professionals – had conducted approximately 781,400 ACE screenings for nearly 651,200 unique Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
Cost of ACEs in California
New research shows impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress costs $112.5 billion per year to California. “Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress will cost California over a trillion dollars in the next 10 years,” said California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. “This research demonstrates that our imperative is not only ethical and moral, we have a strong economic imperative as well.”
Roadmap for Resilience: California Surgeon General’s Report
Serves as a blueprint for how communities, states, and nations can recognize and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress as a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive societal and health challenges facing our world today.
Learn About ACEs + Toxic Stress at Number Story
Number Story is the first national awareness campaign about ACEs and toxic stress. It aims to take the science of ACEs and toxic stress out of the journals and into mainstream society and empower individuals through knowledge.
California HOPE / CalHOPE
- If you are feeling stressed, worried, or frustrated about COVID-19, calling the CalHOPE Warm Line connects you to people who offer emotional support and coping mechanisms. Call (833) 317-HOPE (4673) to talk with a peer counselor. Find more information at CALHOPE.
- NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide: National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)’s COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide includes information on mental and physical health implications, pursuing treatment, and how to find support.
Find ACEs Aware Clinicians in California
The ACEs Aware Provider Directory offers patients a way to find and connect with trained ACEs Aware providers throughout California.
California ALL / COVID-19
Find information on COVID-19 updates and impacts, as well as resources for health care providers, patients, and families.
- Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 updates in California at Covid19.CA.GOV
- Find resources for emotional support and well-being.