Please join this ACEs Connection co-sponsored webinar "Making Meaningful Change: Addressing ACEs through Public Policy" on Feb. 18 (11:30 am-1:00 pm ET) presented by the Health Federation of Philadelphia and MARC (Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities).
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.
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Aditi Srivastav, PhD, MPH
Director of Research
Children's Trust of South Carolina
Wendy Ellis, DrPH, MPH
Director, Center for Community Resilience
George Washington University
Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH
Dornsife School of Public Health
Leslie Lieberman, MSW
Senior Director, Training and Organizational Development
Health Federation of Philadelphia
Background: 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.