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Adverse Childhood Experiences in States and Territories Infographic Two: A Look at Areas of Improvement for ACEs Prevention—Health Equity and ACEs Disparities Data

January 21, 2021

ACECAT Infographic: Areas of Improvement Health Equity and ACEs Disparities Data (PDF)State and territorial health agencies report varying levels of capacity to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) across populations. Unfortunately, a higher ACE burden is experienced by foster care children, justice-involved communities, and communities experiencing poverty and concentrated violence. This infographic details how state and territorial health agencies have opportunities to improve selected partnerships to impact health equity. By strengthening collaboration with justice systems through transformational approaches grounded in reciprocity, S/THAs can improve health equity and reduce ACEs disparities.

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 one and three for more details.

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