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Iowa ACEs Action (IA)

Iowa ACEs Action connects individuals and communities across Iowa who are reducing adverse childhood experiences and the impact of toxic stress. This collaborative online community serves as the venue for sharing resources and best practices, and for launching discussion and open communication across all regions of our state.

April 2020

Alive and Well: Moving Missouri Toward Grass-Roots and System-Wide Change

On the eastern edge of Missouri, leaders of the Alive and Well network had generated a robust media campaign to help people understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress on health and well-being. There was a monthly column in an African-American newspaper, spots about toxic stress and resilience on urban radio stations and weekly public service features on the NBC affiliate, with physicians, clergy and teachers advocating ways to “be alive and well.” Two hundred and fifty miles to the...

Rural injuries & violence at home during COVID-19 []

By Injury Prevention Research Center, The University of Iowa, April 2020 Millions of Americans are isolating at home and practicing social distancing. While these practices are critical to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, they increase the risk for abuse, suicide, and child injuries at home. In rural America these risks could be greater. Corinne Peek-Asa, Director of the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (UI IPRC) said, “The cascade of COVID-19 issues includes risk factors...

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