Mounting evidence demonstrates that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a root cause of chronic disease and illness. This has spurred public health action, ranging from increasing public awareness to developing cross-sector community networks.
However, to see sustainable and meaningful change, researchers, practitioners and advocates need to partner with legislators to develop and implement public policies that support and sustain efforts to prevent ACEs and mitigate their effects.
The Health Federation of Philadelphia will provide a webinar, Making Meaningful Change: Addressing ACEs through Public Policy, on Tuesday, February 18th from 11:30am to 1pm.
In this webinar, three nationally recognized experts will discuss policy and advocacy strategies on a local, state, and national level using evidence from studies they have conducted with legislators and the general public. Speakers will share advocacy and messaging "how to’s" including communicating the effects of structural racism as an ACE and fostering equity as an essential component of resilience, and leveraging the power of community based ACE, trauma and resilience networks to influence policy.