Data-Driven Primary Prevention Strategies for Adverse Childhood Experiences
July 30, 2019
Preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a critical place to start as states look to invest in upstream evidence-based prevention strategies to address the current opioid crisis. State health leaders play a critical role in promoting and facilitating ACEs data surveillance and monitoring. Surveilling and monitoring data is key to informing programmatic and policy work, documenting progress and impact, setting relevant ACEs-related state priorities, and influencing policy to address ACEs prevention. This report highlights ACEs-related data sources, provides examples of how states can use these data to inform their primary prevention work, offers resources for crafting data sharing agreements, and identifies challenges in collecting ACEs-related data.