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Adverse Childhood Experiences in States and Territories Infographic One: A Look at Primary Prevention Priorities

January 21, 2021

ACECAT Infographic One: A Look at Primary Prevention Priorities (PDF)State and territorial health agencies can prevent many chronic illnesses and behavioral health issues by preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This infographic details how agencies prioritize primary prevention strategies that stop ACEs from occurring in the first place. By promoting programs with larger societal impact, such as policies that strengthen family economic supports, agencies can have a more considerable influence in preventing ACEs.

This infographic is one of a three-part series highlighting the results of ASTHO's 2019 ACEs capacity assessment tool (ACECAT), which was fielded to all 59 U.S. state and territorial health agencies with a response rate of 75%. View infographics two and three for more details.

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