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April 2021

¿Paga demasiado por un seguro médico? Nuevos subsidios anunciados hoy [calmatters.org]

By Ana B. Ibarra, Cal Matters, April 12, 2021 Los californianos inscritos en la cobertura de salud este año calificarán para ahorros sustanciales a medida que entran en juego $3 mil millones en ayuda federal, incluso para las personas que actualmente no reciben subsidios. Covered California, el mercado de seguros del estado, abrió hoy un período de inscripción especial que permite que las personas se inscriban y hagan uso de los dólares de ayuda federal COVID-19 designados para ayuda para la...

Why mental health is the key to dealing with learning loss [edsource.org]

By Carolyn Jones, EdSource, April 15, 2021 The best way schools can help students catch up academically after a year of distance learning is to ensure they feel relaxed, safe and connected to their friends and teachers as they return to the classroom. A year after the pandemic forced school districts to close campuses, students across California are beginning to return to the classroom at least a few days a week. But their experiences during the pandemic and their needs upon returning to...

ACEs Aware Grantee March Highlights [acesaware.org]

From ACEs Aware, March 25, 2021 Grantee Highlights: The Kyer Group Corporation, Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, and American Academy of Pediatrics – CA Chapter 3. Three ACEs Aware grantees met last month with Dr. Burke Harris to share their successes promoting ACE screenings, trauma-informed systems, and self-care and resilience through their grant activities. Read the highlights below, or watch the full presentation here. [ Please click here to read more .]

Paying too much for health insurance? New subsidies announced [calmatters.org]

By Ana B. Ibarra, Cal Matters, April 12, 2021 Californians enrolled in health coverage this year will qualify for substantial savings as $3 billion in federal aid kicks in, including for people who are currently getting no subsidies. Covered California, the state’s insurance marketplace, today opened a special enrollment period that allows people to sign up and make use of federal COVID-19 relief dollars designated for health coverage aid. This money is on top of subsidies already provided...

Join the movement: Significant new legislation and funding to find solutions to youth mental health crisis

There is unprecedented momentum to tackle the mental health crisis affecting our children. The universally felt isolation and suffering caused by the pandemic are helping to strip away the stigma of mental illness. In its place is an energized movement, led by advocates, that is transforming the way California provides mental health services for its most vulnerable children—the majority of whom are black and brown. This movement has captured the attention of state and local policymakers,...

Tackling Childhood Trauma During a Pandemic: Lessons from California's Largest Collaborative on ACEs Screening and Response [careinnovations.org]

By Diana Hembree, Center for Care Innovations, April 7, 2021 Last March, as we launched CALQIC, a statewide learning collaborative integrating screening and response for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with the UCSF Center to Advance Trauma-Informed Care, the world was about to turn upside down. “We had no idea what was in store,” recalled Megan O’Brien, program director at the Center for Care Innovations (CCI). “Just the day before, the World Health Organization had declared COVID-19 a...

Reflections on Spreading HOPE: the First Annual HOPE Summit [positiveexperience.org]

Dr. Bob Sege, 4/15/21, positiveexperience.org/blog On April 9, the HOPE National Resource Center hosted our first annual summit. This year’s theme was Spreading HOPE, and among rich discussions on HOPE in various sectors, we celebrated the growing recognition of our work around the country. Over three hundred people participated from across the U.S. and five other countries, from the health, education, child welfare, and public health sectors, including front-line providers and senior...

Psychiatrist Andres Sciolla wants to expand ACEs work to include social determinants of health

Andres Sciolla, a psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at UC Davis Medical School, hopes that an expanded version of ACEs becomes completely integrated into the medical profession in the future. By “expanded,” he explains: “Medicine would have to integrate sustainable and practical ways to address social determinants of health,” such as affordable housing, basic income, and access to affordable health care. Sciolla earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Chile...

Stockton's pathbreaking former mayor has learned a few lessons about storytelling [centerforhealthjournalism.org]

By Ryan White, Center for Health Journalism, April 13, 2021 You might say that the political education of Michael Tubbs bears a striking similarity to that of many ambitious young journalists. An early faith in the power and rigor of data is gradually absorbed into an even greater belief in the power of storytelling. All the best numbers fizzle without a story that makes you feel their human weight. When Tubbs became Stockton, California’s first Black mayor in 2016 at age 26, the narrative...

A Pandemic Chat With Nadine Burke Harris, California's First-Ever Surgeon General [vogue.com]

By Richard Morgan, Vogue, April 13, 2021 A year into the pandemic, as virus concerns slowly move to the background amid the vaccine rollout, our undiagnosed parallel pandemic of anxiety, burnout, depression, stress, and trauma will hit hard front and center (for some of us, it already has). So Vogue caught up with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, an expert in toxic stress who in 2019 became California’s first-ever state surgeon general and, by extension, one of the most powerful public health...

CDSS/OCAP Child Abuse Prevention Month Webinar Series: 4/14 "Power of Connection" at 11 AM

The California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS/OCAP) are hosting a webinar speaker series for Child Abuse Prevention month. Please see the attached for information on the webinars in the series, presenters, and the links to registration. Tomorrow, there will be a special presentation from Kevin Campbell on the topic of the “Power of Connection” at 11 AM. Kevin Campbell is an American Child Protection and Children’s Mental Health Innovator and the founder...

Materials Now Available: ACEs Aware April 14 Webinar [acesaware.org]

1.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) / Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit Available* Providers seeking CME/CE and MOC credits* must complete a separate activity evaluation in order to request CME/CE certificate. Those seeking MOC credits must also successfully complete the post-test with a score of 75% and higher. P lease follow CME/MOC instructions available on ACEsAware.org. Presenters discuss: The physiology of toxic stress and the biological changes that may be a pathway to...

REGISTER NOW! Wednesday's ACEs Aware Webinar - "Applying the Science of Toxic Stress to Support Children’s Health" [acesaware.org]

1.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) / Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit Available* Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here Join us for our next ACEs Aware webinar to discuss the physiology of toxic stress and how to apply the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in pediatric care. Please note that the webinar title has been updated. If you previously registered for the April 14th ACEs Aware webinar on toxic stress physiology, no additional...

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