December 2014

December 29, 2014

by Steffie Duginske

If anyone has talked with me in the past 6 months or so, you have probably noticed I can’t make it through a training, discussion, or conversation without bringing up the ACE Study; which stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences.  I learned about the study through the Innovative Approaches Project housed within Buncombe County Health and Human Services, who has a dedicated sub-committee collaborating to address this important research. When I mention the ACE Study, some have heard about it, but many have not.  Through my work with the North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign, we have a long list of goals including improving women’s wellness, reducing health disparities, reducing chronic health conditions, and improving reproductive outcomes - and I can’t help but connect the ACE study findings to the work of the NC Preconception Health Campaign. ACEs are common; nearly two-thirds (64%) of adults have at...

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