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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

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Essentials for Childhood Case Study: Collective Impact through Strategic Opportunities

Elena Costa ·
The California Department of Public Health, Safe and Active Communities (CDPH/SACB), Steve Wirtz and Marissa Abbott co-authored a case study showcasing the methodology, successes, and opportunities for improvement from the 2013-2018 Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative. Read more about the lessons learned and how the EfC Initiative will move forward from 2019 and beyond by clicking the attachment below.
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Meet the Essentials for Childhood Initiative Team (Part 1/2)

Elena Costa ·
Meet some of the Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative team members: Elena Costa – Elena Costa is the new Program Coordinator for the Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative with the Safe and Active Communities Branch (SACB) at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Elena joined the EfC Initiative in April of 2019 and is excited to work with the membership of the Initiative to promote Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships, and Environments (SSNR&E) and assist with...
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Re: Meet the Essentials for Childhood Initiative Team (Part 1/2)

Lucy Chaidez ·
I hope that this next convening of the Essentials workgroup will address the needs of LGBTQ children.
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Re: Meet the Essentials for Childhood Initiative Team (Part 1/2)

Elena Costa ·
Hello Lucy, Thank you so much for your comment, you raise an important topic. Staff to the EfC Initiative are very interested in engaging organizations and subject matter experts who represent and/or work on behalf of priority populations, such as Californians who are LGBTQ. I look forward to hearing more from you and others on how the staff to the EfC Initiative can best engage on the needs of children who are LGBTQ at the convening and in subcommittees!
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New California Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Data Report

Elena Costa ·
The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP) ’s, Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative is excited to share the new report “Adverse Childhood Experiences Data Report: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2013-2019: An Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences in California”, developed by The purpose of this new report is to share about...
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Re: New California Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Data Report

Jeoffry Gordon ·
Great report, good detail, well done. Please note significant ACEs occur in families making more than 100,000 a year and with a college education.
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